Category Archives: Innovation

Music — Artificial Intelligence

wow, look at the ability for Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence to learn your music rhythm and melody and play a duet on it.

Try it: Here!    How does it work: Here!

It is here based on Google’s TensorFlow Machine Learning open source software.  Check out this link about “Make Music and Art Using Machine Learning” at magenta.tensorflow.org   Then look at Learning from A.I. Duet .  Some real possibilities for expanding music and allowing software to help accompany the musician.  Yes this will not make one a better musician, but it sure helps to make more music.  The software is part of the work of the Google Brain team who work on Magenta project in collaboration with the Google Creative Lab team.

Now to take this to the next level, consider this note on
Style-conditioned music generation

Piano in the sunlight

Piano in the sunlight

Creativity and more…

To be creative, one must start somewhere. Creativity is bringing things together. But just brain-storm and consider things even outside the box, things that are impossible to achieve (so we think).  Try a different mathematical solution, a different marketing or engineering solution.  Success sometimes comes by just tweaking things just a little.

Consider the configuration of artificial intelligence and deep learning neural networks. There are so many ways to configure and initialize them.  So many different types of neural nodes and ways to mathematically connect the nodes also called Perceptrons.

A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new — possibly said by Albert Einstein

Here is a great set of project results to consider for stimulating creativity in Machine Learning…
Higgs Boson Machine Learning Challenge

near the Columbia River in the snow

near the Columbia River in the snow

Technical Books that have helped me…

Here is a list of books, at least have helped me in creativity, leadership and marketing:

  • Creativity, Inc by Ed Catmull (Pixar story)
  • Good to Great by Jim Collins
  • The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs by Carmine Gallo
  • Win by Frank Luntz
  • Blue Ocean Strategy
  • Only the Paranoid Survive – Andy Grove
  • EntreLeadership by Dave Ramsey
  • The Steve Jobs Way by Jay Elliot
  • Emotional Design by Donald Norman
  • The Essential Drucker by Peter Drucker
  • Jack Welch and the 4E’s of LEADERSHIP by Jeffrey Krames

Here is a full list including ones from my current research project.

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Can or Cannot? — just Dream

“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t…. You are right.” — Henry Ford

All great things begin with a vision…. a dream — Estée Lauder

“When I thought I couldn’t go on, I forced myself to keep going. My success is based on persistence, not luck.” — Estée Lauder

“Inventors must be poets so that they may have imagination.” — Thomas Edison

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Invent++

Just invent something. There are problems out there, so research one. Try this, try that and make it work.  Keep improving it.  Don’t quit or give up.  Remember Thomas Edison had many many attempts at the light bulb, getting the right wire and right voltage at the right temperature.  So keep trying and don’t give up.  When up again a wall pray and seek guidance from above. Sometimes working on multiple areas at once can help give the inventors mind a break, so you can get the next break through.

 

Beauty helps us in creativity

Beauty helps us in creativity

Music and Creativity

There is a big connection between Music and creativity. Music activates many areas of the brain bringing together visual, motor, hearing and emotions.  Music even lists us up to God, so it has a spiritual aspect also.

Albert Einstein — ‘If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music.

“I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.” —Albert Einstein,  See more great quotes at: paulsohn.org

 

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