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Week 1 – Welcome!

Mar 12, 2021

Hello everyone! I am Peter Li. Welcome to my first senior project blog!

For my research project, I am working remotely with Dr. Jean-Claude Franchitti of New York University. Dr. Franchitti focuses on research in the fields of artificial intelligence and cloud computing, and I am working with him on my research about the degree of independence of emerging AI music-making software and their potential impact on (human) musicians. As a music maker with a keen interest in the relationship between machine learning technologies and related jobs, this research project really intrigues me, and I am eager to find out what could be the future of the music industry through this project.

As I am just starting out on my (virtual) internship experience, I have just downloaded and begun running an open-source piano transcription algorithm in Python (I am still adapting since I am more familiar with Java). However, I do have some problems regarding the software as of right now: it seems that I am missing certain directories to some required files. My Linux virtual machine, which I’m learning to use, has also been displaying errors while running the algorithm. I will be reporting these issues to my mentor in our next meeting, and hope to fix them as soon as possible.

That’s it for now – I will work on fixing the issues with the project and post any exciting findings when I encounter them! See you then!

4 Replies to “Week 1 – Welcome!”

  1. Jacob J. says:

    Very Cool!

  2. Dora X. says:

    Your project sounds very interesting! I never realized how much AI is intertwined with the music industry. Good luck with coding in Python, and I look forward to seeing your progress!

  3. Jiaming Z. says:

    Bruh everything is CS related now, even music. Looking forward to see a Peter that can master both types of keyboards (get it?) If you still have trouble with Python, try using Jupyter notebook with anaconda https://docs.anaconda.com/anaconda/install/ it has many packages/libraries that are preinstalled (I think).

    1. Peter L. says:

      Thanks for the link! Love the pun 😀

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