Why does music touch our soul?
Noise is an important element in the creativity of artificial intelligence. To understand the relationship between noise and the “soul” in a machine, we use temperature and human interaction as noise while composing music with artificial intelligence. In the human body, temperature is also associated to our emotions.
In the AI Ink prototype, participants can use the digital pen tablet to express how they felt this year with a temperature line that generates music. A section of music capturing the emotion of each participant will be collected to create one large music representing our year as a society during the pandemic. AI carries and connects our souls, opening new possibilities of co-creation between humans and machines.
AI Ink is part of the Ars Electronica Futurelab’s Future Ink research.
The Collective Blue Danube
The first prototype of AI Ink was presented during the Ars Electronica Festival 2021, as part of the Alchemists of the Future exhibition, celebrating the 25th anniversary of Ars Electronica Futurelab. At the AI Ink prototype experience, visitors can compose music together with an AI system that turns their emotional state of the past 12 months into a collective new version of The Blue Danube waltz.
Ars Electronica Futurelab: Horst Hörtner, Ali Nikrang, Hideaki Ogawa, Yoko Shimizu
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