Taketo Akama

To what degree can artificial intelligence (AI) systems penetrate "creative" fields considered the exclusive domain of humans? My research addresses creativity in AI through the design of AI systems that compose music.
It is extremely difficult for AI to emulate the human musical sense, and so a music-composition AI's functionality should prioritize collaboration with human users. I am seeking to build AIs that can work intuitively, hand-in-glove with humans.
That said, while current AI systems are not yet able to do more than mimic the style of human-composed music, I believe that teaching them to identify the surprising connections between difference pieces of music is the key to endowing them with their own creativity.

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