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Music and Artificial Intelligence: Shimon Robot Presentation and Roundtable

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Gil Weinberg will talk about the making of Shimon Robot, the prosthetic arm and the concepts and mechanics developed at Georgia Tech. He will touch upon machine learning and the genetic algorithm that is developed to further process the information of different libraries and datasets. He will present concepts concerning human / machine interaction and the future of artificial intelligence, robotics and AI applications.


The aim is to create a constructive discussion with experts on the concepts of artificial intelligence in the arts and humanities, the development of robotics and the interaction with and possible uses for humanity.

The panel will consist of scholars, researchers and postgraduate students of philosophy, artificial intelligence, technology, programming, robotics and music from institutions such as the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, National Centre for Scientific Research DEMOKRITOS, National & Technical University of Athens and Georgia Tech.

The discussion will take place in English.


With the support of the U.S. Embassy in Athens

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In collaboration with NCSR Demokritos

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Discussion Co-ordinator

Dimitris Vassilakis

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Gil Weinberg


imitris Maragopoulos
Composer, artistic curator and programmer of the series Bridges Athens Concert Hall

Thanasis Apostolopoulos
Pianist, researcher, deputy artistic director, Athens Concert Hall

Anastasia Georgaki
Professor, Chair of the Department of Music Studies, Director of the Laboratory of Music Acoustics and Technology, Director of the MSc “Music Technology and Contemporary Practices”, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

George Kosteletos
Neuroscientist, Aigniteio Hospital (A’ Psychiatric Clinic), Medical School of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Hercules Klampanos
Research Associate Researcher AI & Big data expert, The AI Lab, National Center for Scientific Research “Demokritos”

George Stamos
Professor, Department of Computer and Information Technology, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens

Maximos Kaliakatsos
Research Associate, Athena Research Centre, Institute of Speech Processing


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