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Shah Sadikov is a conductor, violist, researcher and music educator.

AI the Artist

A talk in the Fine Arts Research Lecture Series (FARLS) in Music by Shah Sadikov


Date: Friday, Jan. 12
Time: 12:30 pm
Location: Quance Theatre, Education Building Room 1003, 28 Campus Dr., Saskatoon

Free and open to the public

About this event

Today, one can find numerous examples of AI tools that can create portraits in the style of Raphael or Rembrandt in a much shorter time than those masters could do. By leveraging the power of sophisticated algorithms, AI tools such as AIVA can compose Bach-esque polyphonic music, improvise a jazz riff, or help you create compelling and emotional soundtrack music for your projects in less than a minute with a few clicks. This presentation provides interactive sound, video and visual examples–new tools for auditors to discover and concludes that as long as AI technologies train with machine learning techniques, AI the Artist or a composer is taught to imitate someone rather than create original ideas. In other words, AI cannot replace a human as long as human creativity is superior to the latter.

About the speaker

An adamant believer in the power of music to unite, inspire, and elevate, Shokhrukh (Shah) Sadikov is one of the most driven young conductors of his generation. From concert halls to classrooms, community centres and libraries, Sadikov leads an engaged career as a conductor, violist, researcher, and music educator. His work with numerous organizations, hundreds of people, and advocacy of access to the arts-for-all stands as a testimony to his belief.

FARLS is hosted by the University of Saskatchewan Department of Music. Learn more.

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