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Robot conducts human orchestra

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Chilling.

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A robot violinist or other player would be more impressive.

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Never heard why a conductor was actually needed? They appear to be a Harry Potter wana be on Meth. The musicians are looking at their music sheets, think like a clown the audience has a focus. Now their focus is on the robot who could well malfunction and kill the entire string section with a wand. Orchestras music might evolve into a blood sport Specticals.

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Would sentient ‘robot’ rely on humans’ repertoire?

Just toy-like Extension of people.

Ai conducting music composed by AI - now that I would inspire curiosity. Or fear.

what do machines need music for anyway?

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Absolutely awesome! I may be biased as I love all things AI, robotics and animatronics, but I hope this tech continues for music. I love that the android conductor sings at times too, really cool!!

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Great but a human conductor/conductress has the human emotions which can be added to the playing. The robot can't do that, just follow its program.

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Great. Now were gonna pit conductors out of work.

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Should be even easier to replace the musicians with robots too. And while we are at it, why not the audience too?

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ZaphodToday  12:01 am JST Should be even easier to replace the musicians with robots too.

Where have you been for the last fifty years? Bands have been using pre-recorded music through laptops and certain electronic keyboards for ages. The Who did this clear back in the '70s in order to play "Baba O'Riley" live. All the more important now because the music business model, which used to pay most artists a living wage, is broken. DIY "home" recording is a matter of necessity since "record' companies and streaming services pay so poorly. "What is this 'advance' you speak of to pay for studio time and writing time for the next 'album'"?

East India Youth does this sublimely. A bit more sophisticated than your historic One Man Band.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wL_JE_ksh8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNEnaH-UazU

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An interesting experiment. I don't think robots will replace human musicians, just yet. They work just fine in tandem with artists already. Think of the marvelous Kraftwerk, for example.

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Should be even easier to replace the musicians with robots too. And while we are at it, why not the audience too?

Douglas Adams was passionate about new technology. I'm sure he'd have loved this.

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Fighto!Feb. 6 06:33 pm JSTAbsolutely awesome! I may be biased as I love all things AI, robotics and animatronics, but I hope this tech continues for music. I love that the android conductor sings at times too, really cool!!

It's like what zichi said. A robot can't do anything unless it's programmed to do so. In this case you also need a real human conductor to assist in the programming and THAT takes musical talent for the human conductor. And that goes for singing as well.

A few years ago I saw a demonstration of droids 'playing' a Motorhead song! But they had to programmed to do so first, and that means somebody had to know some Motorhead music.

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