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Clayman Institute Artist's Salon: A Tribute to Ada Lovelace Exploring AI and Human Expressivity

February 13, 2020 - 4:15pm to 5:30pm
Levinthal Hall, Stanford Humanities Center

The Artist’s Salon presents Patricia Alessandrini, assistant professor in the Department of Music’s Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics. She will discuss Ada’s Song, a composition for mezzo-soprano, ensemble, and a piano automata system employing artificial intelligence. In addition to using AI to generate musical material, it attempts to make real-time machine learning processes comprehensible to the public. Audio and video excerpts of a November 2019 performance of Ada’s Song will be shown, in addition to live demonstrations of the machine-learning processes. The work is named for Ada Lovelace, a 19th-century mathematician who wrote what many consider the first computer program.

Event Sponsor: 
Clayman Institute for Gender Research