About Us Contact Us Help


Archives

Contribute

 

Can An AI Machine Understand Indian Raga Music?

Press Release
04/13/2017

Can an AI machine understand Indian Raga Music?
IIT AGNE is sponsoring a presentation by Kaustuv Ganguli, is a professional vocalist, an engineer and a musicologist, trained in Hindustani music tradition. With the strides in AI, it is becoming increasingly easier for computers to recognize and compose music. But it raised some fundamental questions that differentiate humans from automatons. Can robots understand the nuances of Indian classical music? Can AI add ‘human emotion’ to rhythm and harmony? Can they derive unique characteristics in a musical performance and savor it in the way a human music connoisseur can? His presentation will focus on on advances in AI and music recognition and include a demonstration of the AI Virtual musicologist. This promises to be an interesting topic that will appeal to both music aficionados as well as technologists. 

Kaustuv has been a student of vocal maestro Pt. Ajoy Chakrabarty from age 7, and is currently a scholar at ITC Sangeet Research Academy, Kolkata. He is pursuing his PhD in Electronic Systems (Dept. of Electrical Engg.) at the Indian Institute of Technology. His research interests include Audio Signal Processing, Music Information Retrieval, Emotion & Cognition. He is applying Artificial Intelligence techniques to analyze classical music and is also a part of the CompMusic project for computational models of world music discovery. He has received many awards for his musical talent and has published in numerous publications about his technical and musicological work.

When: April 26, 2017, 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Where:  MIT, Stata Center, Room 32-155, 32 Vassar St, Cambridge MA 
Register at: http://www.iitagne.org/



Bookmark and Share | Share your Comments

Comments :
Post a new message

In this Issue
Picture Of The Fortnight


Guess who the architect is? Send us your answers at editors @lokvani.com
[more]

Picture Of The Fortnight
For The Mathematically Inclined


Congratulations to Ramachandran Balakrishna, who was the winner of the last set of puzzles. Here are two puzzles for one and all!
[more]

For The Mathematically Inclined
Foundation TV Hosts Red Carpet Awards


Foundations TV and Gauri Chandna announced its 2016 Red Carpet Award Winners on Sunday April 9th at the gala held at the Lexington Heritage Museum, Lexington, MA.
[more]

Foundation TV Hosts Red Carpet Awards
Cartoon: Curved TV


Is your TV deformed or curved!
[more]

Cartoon: Curved TV
Yogasanas Creating Health, Joy And Blissfulness


Sadhguru looks at how yogasanas are a powerful process to enhance perception, and create a chemistry of health, joy and blissfulness.
[more]

Yogasanas Creating Health, Joy And Blissfulness

You may also access this article through our web-site http://www.lokvani.com/




Home | About Us | Contact Us | Copyrights Help