“AI isn’t just creating new kinds of art; it’s creating new kinds of artists.”
- Douglas Eck, Magenta Project
Can AI make beautiful music?
In this article, my team and I dig deep to find out if neural nets can compose Ambient music with the great masters of the art.
Ambient is a soft, flowing, ethereal genre that I’ve loved for decades. …
“Kings ought never to be seen upon the stage…seen AS THEY WERE, their power and their pretensions look monstrous and ridiculous.”
- William Hazlitt, Characters of Shakespeare’s Plays
Have you ever imagined yourself as a great hero, saving the world at the last second from certain doom?
Maybe you ripped through the Harry Potter books or watched the Star Wars series over and over and imagined yourself as Harry or Hermione or Luke or Rey?
What is it that makes a hero? Think about all the characteristics you love and admire in your greatest champions:
· Grace under pressure
With every generation of computing comes a dominant new software or hardware stack that sweeps away the competition and catapults a fledgling technology into the mainstream.
I call it the Canonical Stack (CS).
Think the WinTel dynasty in the 80s and 90s, with Microsoft on 95% of all PCs with “Intel inside.” Think LAMP and MEAN stack. Think Amazon’s S3 becoming a near universal API for storage. Think of Kubernetes and Docker for cloud orchestration.
The stack emerges from the noise of tens of thousands of other solutions, as organizations look to solve the same super challenging problems. In the beginning of any complex system, the problems are legion. Stalled progress on one blocked progress on dozens of others. …