Folk the algorithms: traditional music in AI music research

Bob Sturm
Bob Sturm
Jun 20, 2019 · 11 min read

Folk music provides an excellent sandbox for machine learning research, but play with care.

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Bob L. Sturm and Oded Ben-Tal, a pair of AI music researchers, discuss folkrnn — their algorithm-based folk-music generator — and how Irish traditional music can be a sandbox for playing with new machine learning ideas.