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Clayman Institute Artist's Salon: A Tribute to Ada Lovelace Exploring AI and Human Expressivity

Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 4:15pm
Levinthal Hall, Stanford Humanities Center


The Clayman Institute Artist’s Salon presents Patricia Alessandrini, assistant professor in the Department of Music. She will discuss Ada’s Song, a composition for mezzo-soprano, ensemble, and a piano automata system employing artificial intelligence. In addition to using AI to generate musical material, it attempts to make real-time machine learning processes comprehensible to the public. Audio and video excerpts of a November 2019 performance of Ada’s Song will be shown, along with live demonstrations of the machine-learning processes. The work is named for Ada Lovelace, a 19th-century mathematician who wrote what many consider the first computer program.

Event Sponsor: 
Clayman Institute for Gender Research
Event Type: 
Performers Type: 
Faculty Performers
New Music
Academic Quarter: 
Winter 2020