Trying out AI music generation with Dance Diffusion

Posted on 2022-10-27 in AI music • Tagged with AI music, machine learning, music

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In late September the Dance Diffusion music generation model (beta) was released by Harmonai. Harmonai, backed by Stability AI (which also backed Stable Diffusion), is a deep learning research lab focused on creating open-source generative audio models, supporting researchers and developers with compute grants and community, and …

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My 2001 Stanford application essay on algorithmic music

Posted on 2022-09-26 in AI art • Tagged with AI art, machine learning, music

In 2001, when I was in high school, I applied to Stanford University. I was truly excited about the topic of algorithmic music, and I tried hard to express that in my application. In the US, for some colleges, the essay can matter a lot. Perhaps that's one of the …

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How Stable Diffusion (Latent Diffusion) works

Posted on 2022-08-25 in AI art • Tagged with AI art, machine learning

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The Stable Diffusion model, just released a few days ago, is all the rage right now, with tons of people generating all sorts of amazing high-quality images, sometimes on par with or even better than OpenAI’s DALL-E 2.

UPDATE 2022–10–07: a new, more beginner-friendly …

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How Machine Learning May Save Humanity

Posted on 2020-06-12 in machine learning • Tagged with machine learning, futurism, computer science

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I think humanity will end eventually (whether it takes hundreds or thousands of years). So what’ll we do when the end is near? We’d want to leave our legacy; in other words, we’d want to save humanity’s knowledge and history as data and …

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My Favorite Mind Blowing ML/AI Breakthroughs

Posted on 2019-02-10 in machine learning • Tagged with machine learning, research, computer vision, unsupervised learning

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Compared to other fields, machine learning / artificial intelligence seems to have a much higher frequency of super-interesting developments these days. Things that make you say “wow” or even “what a time to be alive!” (as the creator of Two Minute Papers always says)

Disclaimer: I’m not …

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