The seminar AI, HUMANS, SOUND concentrates on challenges and potentials in the shared field of Artificial Intelligence, the Human, and Sound.

Monday 30 September, 10.30 – 18.00
Music Hall Aarhus (Musikhuset Aarhus), “Rytmisk Sal”
Organized by Aarhus University and RAMA, The Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus/Aalborg

Registration fee: kr. 100 / 60 (students). Including exclusive concert.
Registration for seminar og concert via Musikhuset Aarhus.
NB! There is a limited number of seats.

In the current development within automation and high-tech robotics Artificial Intelligence is playing a crucial role. This also involves both industry and research sectors that are occupied with music, listening, and sound.

During the seminar a number of researchers and professionals will present their work on subjects and products such as: Improvising musical robots, new understandings of the human in the age of AI, listening algorithms, social robots, and audio hardware design. The speakers will introduce and discuss how human skills and capacities can be regarded in the light of contemporary advancements in the domain of machine learning and AI. What is hype and futuristic ideals and what has already become part of the daily work of professionals within, for instance, music mastering, voice recognition, and human-like robot interaction?

Full program below – or here (pdf).

Seminar participants will also have access to the exclusive concert WE/ROBOTS with the robot Shimon and Aarhus Jazz Orchestra. Shimon has been developed at the Georgia Institute of Technology and is one the world’s most advanced musical robots, known for its musical intuition and creativity. Read more about Shimon and the concert here: [link]

During the break between the seminar and concert a fernisage will take place, presenting new works by students from the Royal Academy of Music focusing on music and AI.

The seminar is supported Aarhus University and the research programme Human Futures.
For further information, contact Thomas Bjørnsten: [email protected] / phone: + 45 6130 8582



10.30-11.30. Session 1
Introducing WE/ROBOTS
Signe Bisgaard (Composer and head of studies, RAMA) & Morten Riis (Associate Professor, RAMA)

Working with Shimon
Prof. Gil Weinberg (Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines, Georgia Institute of Technology)

11.40-12.40. Session 2
Human Futures. AI and the Humanities
Prof. Mads Rosendahl Thomsen (Aarhus University)

Robotics and AI research
Søren Tranbjerg Hansen (Aalborg University, Alexandra Institute)

12.40-13.30 Lunch break

13.30-14.30. Session 3.
How machines can crack the perceptual codes of sound
Daniel Rothman (Machine learning engineer, KANDA)

Mastering, listening, modelling
Jakob Erland (Sound hardware designer, Gyraf Audio)

14.30-14.50 Coffee break

Fernisage (Chamber Music Hall & Club Scene)
Works by students from RAMA, The Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus/Aalborg.

Post-creativity and AI Post-creativity and AI
Jan Løhmann Stephensen (Associate Professor, Aarhus University)

Concert: WE/ROBOTS (included in seminar fee)
Aarhus Jazz Orchestra feat. marimba-playing robot Shimon

There will not be tickets for this concert - please come early.
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