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.