AI Generative AI

Can ChatGPT write a good melody?

Marc Evanstein tries to make a bot into a composer.

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Generative AI

The DALL·E 2 of MUSIC?

Over the past few months there’s been an explosion in AI text to image engines. Could the same happen for music and if so, what does it mean?

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AI Generative AI Google

Perceiver models for Music Generation by Deepmind

Google and Deepmind have created a new AI model for music generation. The architecture they used is similar to a decoder transformer but uses cross-attention instead of self-attention in the first layer. Learn more at

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AI Ethics Virtual Reality

Jaron Lanier on Virtual Reality, Social Media & the Future of Humans and AI

Jaron Lanier is a living legend. One of the earliest pioneers in virtual reality and I vividly remember reading about him in Wired magazine while I was still in college (and Wired was still relevant). Here he is speaking with Lex Fridman about VR, social media, AI, and humanity’s future. OUTLINE: 0:00 – Introduction 1:39 […]

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Omni Magazine TV Special from the 1980s

I remember watching this as a kid and being fascinated by the possibilities the future provided. I cannot overstate the impact that Omni Magazine had on my life. The New Frontier (1987) Future of Bionics, Music, Genius, Computers and More – VHS Here is a RARE VHS rip – “Omni: The New Frontier” (1987) narrated […]

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Interesting Science

How to Learn Anything–the First 20 Hours

Here’s a great TEDx talk about the nature of learning and acquiring new skills. Josh Kaufman is the author of the #1 international bestseller, ‘The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business’, as well as the upcoming book ‘The First 20 Hours: Mastering the Toughest Part of Learning Anything.’ Josh specializes in teaching people from […]

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Interesting Music Science

How a Suzanne Vega Song Helped Create the MP3

Great Big Story  explains how Suzanne Vega’s hit song “Tom’s Diner” helped create the MP3 and spark a music revolution. Karlheinz Brandenburg has listened to Suzanne Vega’s “Tom’s Diner” thousands of times and never tires of it. In fact, the song holds a special place in his heart because it was instrumental in the creation […]

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Hardware Interesting

5 Cool Things You Can Do With An RTL SDR Receiver

Tech Minds picks out five cool things you can do with a SDR (Software Defined Radio) receiver. I bought one a few years ago and had a lot of fun with it, but after watching this, I want to pick it up again and start playing around.

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