Sound Escapes

The Sound Escapes concert is a collaboration with Spectrum Music released on July 30, 2021 as a online concert. Concert streamed on twitch on July 30th at 8pm ET. It is now available on youtube. Watch the full concert here. Inspired by the wild and uninhibited beauty of nature, it is a collaboration of 6 emerging composers, an amazing jazz trio and myself. For each piece I have created accompanying visuals; a music video crafted from found footage, local landscapes and generated by machine learning / artificial intelligence, all made with open source software. Read More

AI Art Assistant

I am currently looking for collaborators for a machine learning and art project. Would you like to join me? Continue reading below!

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Coding Chaos Concert

The Coding Chaos concert was a collaboration with Spectrum Music performed on May 2, 2019 at The Tell in Toronto, Canada. Part of Spectrum’s 2019 concert series featuring the Jungian archetypes, this concert represented The Creator, as described by them: Where will we be when what we create can create us? Technology continues to grow at an exponential rate as we discover new ways to improve our everyday lives - but at what point do we lose ourselves to a technology advanced far beyond our control? Read More

How to Build a Self-Conscious AI Machine

Long, but well written article on the development and future of self-aware machines.

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We're building a dystopia just to make people click on ads

Inspiring and terrifying TED talk by Zeynep Tufekci about the crisis of building AI to maximize profit from advertising.

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Humans and Aliens from Creo Animam

Opening poem for the Creo Animam concert.

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It May Not Feel Like Anything to Be an Alien

Humans may have one thing that advanced aliens don’t: consciousness. Super intelligence may only be ethical without consciousness and may not need it.

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AI Anxiety

Big-name scientists worry that runaway artificial intelligence could pose a threat to humanity. Beyond the speculation is a simple question: Are we fully in control of our technology?

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Research Priorities for Robust and Beneficial Artificial Intelligence

How to maximize the benefits of AI while avoiding potential pitfalls. This article gives numerous examples of such worthwhile research aimed at ensuring that AI remains robust and beneficial.

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AI masters Atari games

Using a bio-inspired system architecture, Deep Mind scientists have created a single algorithm (Deep Q-network: “deep convolutional network”) that is actually able to develop problem-solving skills and is able to understand spatial relationships between different objects in an image, such as distance from one another, in such a sophisticated way that it can actually re-envision the scene from a different viewpoint. This type of system was inspired by early work done on the visual cortex. And then they immediately put it to use learning a set of classic Atari video games.

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Facebook AI Director Yann LeCun on His Quest to Unleash Deep Learning and Make Machines Smarter

Q&A with one of the people behind deep learning. Good details about machine learning.

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The Next Technology Revolution Will Drive Abundance And Income Disparity

Machine learning impact on the economy will be increased productivity and abundance, but far less human labour and judgement. We may need a system focused on more than just efficient production that places greater prioritization on the less desirable side effects of capitalism.

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