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MUSIC AI

Art and Icons is producing David Usher's new album, created in collaboration with the team at Google Brain. We are experimenting with process, mixing live musicians with artificial intelligence technologies to explore the limits of this new frontier. Google team lead by Hugo Larochelle and Pablo Castro. Stay tuned...


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LYRIC AI ASSISTANT

Art and Icons is collaborating with Google Brain on a number of Music/Artificial Intelligence Assistants to help musicians with the song writing process. The first is Lyric AI, designed to help musicians with create original lyrics. Lyric AI will be presented by Google Brain at NIPS Neural Information Processing Systems - Machine Learning and Computational Neuroscience Conference, Long Beach California, December 2017.  


CONNECTING MACHINE LEARNING AND THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE

Humanize AI is focused on developing and commercializing the human interface of artificial intelligence; building interactive experiences through physical installations that integrate machine-learning technologies with interactive technologies. We are presently collaborating on an interactive with Element AI exploring style transfer and object segmentation. More


HUMAN IMPACT LAB

THE WORLD IS CHANGING. TECHNOLOGY IS CHANGING. STORYTELLING IS CHANGING.

Founded by David Usher, the Human Impact Lab at Concordia University is an non profit focused on exploring and developing projects and platforms that reimagine how we tell the most important and urgent stories of our time. More:


CLIMATE CLOCK

ADDING THE METRIC OF TIME TO THE STORY OF CLIMATE CHANGE
We all now know that the global average temperature passing the threshold of 2° is the point where really bad things start to happen and it becomes much more difficult to slow down the devastating effects of climate change. But if you look online and in the media, it’s very hard to find a good reference for when 2° will actually happen. Presently, the 2° target floats abstractly in the public mind. The Climate Clock acts a public line in the sand and says, “This is the date”. More:


RISING SEAS: The Experience

INTERACTIVE 3D MODELLING INSTALLATION OF SEA LEVEL RISE

Rising Seas: The Experience is an interactive 3D platform that allows users to visualize and understand the real impacts of sea level rise at specific iconic public locations. Rising Seas was build in collaboration with AutodeskMore: