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Jul 26, 2016

Artificial intelligence is now writing music

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The artificial intelligence “Magenta” wrote an original song, and it’s not half bad. Check it out.

Jul 19, 2016

Baidu built an AI that composes music after looking at art

Posted by in categories: information science, media & arts, robotics/AI, transportation

When Art Inspires AI; AI composes music.


Who says AI is only for big data crunching and driverless car driving?

Jul 18, 2016

No Man’s Sky will have a soundtrack written by algorithms

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Music for the game is ‘procedurally’ generated as players move through its universe.

Jul 11, 2016

A Sci-Fi Short Film: “THE SIGNAL”

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Enjoy this VFX Sci-Fi Short Film… 2046. A new energy source, created to solve the world’s energy crisis, is believed to have deadly side effects. When The Signal’s inventor chooses to help a girl warn the public, he gains an unlikely ally to save the world from his own creation. Starring Michael Ealy and Grace Phipps, Written and Directed by Marcus Stokes!

On the web — http://www.thesignalmovie.com

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Jul 8, 2016

‘The Big Book of Science Fiction’ a portal to endless reading pleasure — By Jim Higgins | Journal Sentinel

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““The Big Book of Science Fiction” doesn’t codify a genre the way the Vandermeers’ previous mega-anthology “The Weird” did. Many good science-fiction anthologies exist, though I can’t think of any quite this large or this internationally inclusive.”

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Jun 22, 2016

Ray Kurzweil — The Age of Intelligent Machines Documentary

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The Age of Intelligent Machines was written and produced for the science museum exhibition “Robots and Beyond: The Age of Intelligent Machines” by Ray Kurzweil in 1987. This film was produced for a mainstream audience, and focuses on developments in artificial intelligence. Soundtrack features music by award winning recording artist Stevie Wonder. Film series features two parts: “Machines that Think” and “Intelligence, It’s Amazing!”

Jun 21, 2016

5 Places That Pay You To Live There

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Jun 20, 2016

These Sunglasses Play Music Through Your Skull

Posted by in categories: futurism, media & arts

These sunglasses let you listen to music while still hearing the rest of the world.

Jun 16, 2016

University of Surrey Professor and BBC presenter receives Stephen Hawking Medal

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Renowned physicist, author and broadcaster, Professor Jim Al-Khalili OBE, has been awarded the inaugural Stephen Hawking Medal for Science Communication.

Professor Jim Al-Khalili is the first person to be honoured for his contribution to science with this, first medal of its kind, at STARMUS International Science and Arts Festival in Tenerife on 29 June 2016.

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Jun 7, 2016

Astronomers Recorded This Eerie Music From a 13-Billion-Year-Old Star

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Space is not the soundless vacuum movies would have us believe. In fact, judging by these eerie recordings of the music being thrown off by the oldest stars in the Milky Way, space actually sounds like a bit of a party.

The recordings were created by a team of scientists led by Andrea Miglio of the University of Birmingham, using data from NASA’s Kepler missions. After measuring the acoustic oscillations of some of the furthest known distant stars in the Milky Way’s M4 star cluster, the researchers were able to use that data to recreate the sounds and get an idea of just what noises the stars are throwing off. It’s a cacophony, for sure—but a surprisingly musical one that could slide pretty seamlessly into an ambient house track of your choice. (Free idea, DJs.)

Besides being excellent listening, the sounds are also scientifically useful. Measuring the tones from each star let the researchers derive a formula, which they’ve published today in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, to get more precise measurements of star masses and ages. Since the stars are so old, in some cases up to 13 billion years, researchers hope to use the sounds to get even more information about what the universe was like way back then.

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