The Synesthesia Superpower. Artistic Intelligence with LJ Rich

The Beatles covering today’s popular songs? Four chords that can evoke any emotion? Hear the story of LJ Rich, who is classically trained in music but likes to improvise as she taps into her superpower to transform music (with a little help from AI.)

TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE:

  • The artificial composer
  • The Beatles covering “Call Me Maybe”
  • The 4 chords – Can AI create art? It’s about inspiration
  • We need “imperfections” for character
  • Demystifying an experience and connecting people
  • The synesthesia superpower
  • Being a NASA Datanaut

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Speakers, Panelists and Moderators

  • LJ RICH
    LJ RICH
    Inventor, BBC "Click" Presenter
    BBC News
    World-renowned presenter LJ Rich is part of Click, the BBC’s flagship technology show. Since reading music at Oxford, she’s predicted tech trends and monitored emerging concepts in consumer electronics for over a decade, with particular interest in audio, AI and art. Her regular music show #ljtunes now has nearly 800,000 likes on Twitter’s live streaming service Periscope, and she’s performed live at some of the most prestigious venues on the planet. During her recent breast cancer treatment, LJ decided to make a video diary of her own chemo sessions to demystify it for others, which hit the top spot on the BBC website.
  • NEIL SAHOTA
    NEIL SAHOTA
    World Wide Business Development Leader
    IBM Watson
    Neil Sahota (萨冠军) is an IBM Master Inventor, United Nations (UN) Artificial Intelligence (AI) subject matter expert, and Professor at UC Irvine. With 20+ years of business experience, Neil works to inspire clients and business partners to foster innovation and develop next generation products/solutions powered by AI. Neil's work experience spans multiple industries including legal services, healthcare, life sciences, retail, travel and transportation, energy and utilities, automotive, telecommunications, media/communication, and government. Moreover, he is one of the few people selected for IBM's Corporate Service Corps leadership program that pairs leaders with NGOs to perform community-driven economic development projects. In addition, Neil partners with entrepreneurs to define their products, establish their target markets, and structure their companies. He is a member of several investor groups like the Tech Coast Angels and assists startups with investor funding. Neil also serves as a judge in various startup competitions and mentor in several incubator/accelerator programs.

Date

02 Dec 2020
Sessions

Topics

Creativity,
Innovation

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