Produire en France : prochaines assises les 14 et 15 septembre

Le rendez-vous annuel de la fabrication franaise runira mi-septembre Reims lus et chefs d’entreprise, dont bon nombre officiant dans le secteur de la mode, avec la prsence du ministre de l’Economie Bruno Le Maire.


Hear What Music Sounds Like When It’s Created by Synthesizers Made with Artificial Intelligence

When synthesizers like the Yamaha DX7 became consumer products, the possibilities of music changed forever, making available a wealth of new, often totally unfamiliar sounds even to musicians who’d never before had a reason to think past the electric guitar. But if the people atProject Magentakeep doing what they’re doing, they could soon bring about a wave of even more revolutionary music-making devices.That “team of Google researchers who are teaching machines to create not only their ownmusicbut also to make so many other forms of art,” writes theNew York Times‘ Cade Metz, work toward not just the day “when a machine can instantly build a new Beatles song,” but the development of tools that allow artists “to create in entirely new ways.”

Using neural networks, “complex mathematical systems allow machines to learn specific behavior by analyzing vast amounts of data” (the kind that generated allthose disturbing “DeepDream” imagesa while back), Magenta’s researchers “are crossbreeding sounds from very different instruments – say, a bassoon and a clavichord – creating instruments capable of producing sounds no one has ever heard.”

You can give one of the results of these experiments a test drive yourself with NSynth, described by its creators as “a research project that trained a neural network on over 300,000 instrument sounds.” Think of Nsynth as a synthesizer powered by AI.

Fire it up, and you can mash up and play your own sonic hybrids of guitar and sitar, piccolo and pan flute,hammer dulcimer and dog.In the video at the top of the post you can hear “the first tangible product of Google’s Magenta program,” a short melody created by an artificial intelligence system designed to create music based on inferences drawn from all the music it has “heard.”Below that, we have another piece of artificial intelligence-generated music, this one a polyphonic piece trained on Bach chorales and performed with the sounds of NSynth.

If you’d like to see how the creation of never-before-heard instruments works in a bit more depth, have a look at the demonstration just aboveof the NSynth interface for Ableton Live, one of the most DJ-beloved pieces of audio performance software around, just above. Hearing all this in action brings to mind the moral of a story Brian Eno has often told about the DX7, from which only he and a few other producers got innovative results by actually learning how to program:as much as the prospect of AI-powered music technology may astound, the music created with it will only sound as good as the skills and adventurousness of the musicians at the controls – for now.

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Based in Seoul,Colin Marshallwrites and broadcastson cities and culture.He’s at work on the bookThe Stateless City: a Walk through 21st-Century Los Angeles, the video seriesThe City in Cinema,thecrowdfunded journalism projectWhere Is the City of the Future?, and theLos Angeles Review of Books’Korea Blog.Follow him on Twitter at@colinmarshallor onFacebook.

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Forest of Secrets: Episode 16 (Final)

It’s the end of the road, and those who have been escaping justice for far too long will be called to pay the price. But the villains in this drama have never been straightforward, and in this final episode, events once again take an unexpected turn. Shi-mok, Yeo-jin, and their team challenge everything they thought

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