Albert Meroño Peñuela and Enrico Daga are the chairs of this newly founded Working Group on Artificial Intelligence and Music. The primary goal of this Working Group is to strengthen all fronts of advocacy at the intersection of Music and Artificial Intelligence, addressing the outreaching needs of universities, industry and institutions in this field. The group is built around a community of leading researchers, industry practitioners and government institutions with a deep interest in the relationship between music and AI. As an advocacy effort, it is part of the mission of the WG to constantly look for broadening its community, providing bridges, networks, and means of communication to its members.
In order to accomplish this, the WG operates in two different areas for outreach and impact. The first is to bring on the table the currently existing EU technical infrastructures, big and small, for intelligent management of musical information; and to devise possible connections between themselves and with the DARIAH infrastructure. The second is establishing an inclusive roadmap for research and education around AI and music, with a special focus on multidisciplinarity in fields contributing now to music and AI. In order to support these two activities in an open, interoperable and scalable Web setting, Albert and Enrico ardently advocate Linked Open Data and Web data standards.
The WG partners and its community are meeting regularly to achieve these goals. A first meeting for the WG is planned before the end of 2018.