Tag: machine learning

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There really is a robot releasing music on Spotify

Wait! Drop the pitchforks! Shimon isn’t one of these fake artists you’ve been hearing about (we’re still trying to get to the bottom of who Jan Thiel is, by the way). No, Shimon is proudly, unashamedly...
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DeepJams is latest project exploring original AI-generated music

2020 looks set to be the year when a new AI-music startup (or at least a research project) pops up every week. This week’s entry is DeepJams, which falls somewhere between the two. It’s a graduate project from UC Berkeley...
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Stems the breaks: Deezer creates stem-isolating tool Spleeter

Artists have been making ‘stems’ from their tracks available since the early 2000s for fans to remix, often as part of contests. The recent deal between Tracklib and the estate of Isaac Hayes shows that trend...
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Audio-tech startup Accusonus raises $3.3m funding round

Greek startup Accusonus has raised a Series A funding round of $3.3m, which the five year-old company will use to continue developing its “human-friendly audio software”. That means tools that use machine-learning technology...
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Vochlea launches Kickstarter for its Dubler Studio Kit

We’ve been writing about British startup Vochlea since it joined the Abbey Road Red accelerator in 2017, as a company combining machine-learning and audio-analysis technology for a microphone that you could beatbox into,...
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Former Spotify execs launch privacy-focused recommendations tech

If you hear the phrase ‘on-device machine-learning’, it refers to technology that operates entirely on a device – for example a smartphone – rather than passing data back to a company’s servers for processing....
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Apple Music rolls out personalised ‘My Chill Mix’ playlist

Apple is making its latest move in personalised playlists, with the rollout of a new one called ‘My Chill Mix’. “A small number of test users got the new playlist yesterday evening,” reported TechCrunch. “An...
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Google releases audio dataset for machine learning research

We won’t pretend to be experts in the deeper aspects of machine-learning, but when we see two of the key figures in The Echo Nest tweeting their approval of something, we know it’s worth a look. What they were tweeting...
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Google Play Music redesign puts machine learning to the fore

The Google Play Music streaming service is getting a redesign, putting more of an emphasis on personalised playlists and music recommendations based on where the listener is and what they’re doing. The redesign is rolling...