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AI Song Contest 2021 – Award Ceremony


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Imogen Heap

As a self-produced composer, recording artist and tech enthusiast for over 20 years, Imogen Heap has multiple awards under her belt, her own independent music label and three honorary doctorates. Never sitting still, she has developed music gestureware MI·MU gloves and an integrated digital ID solution, The Creative Passport, to empower music makers to be the change toward a fair and flourishing music ecosystem. She has released under-the-skin hits such as Hide and Seek for grown-ups to The Happy Song for babies, composed the music for the Harry Potter and The Cursed Child stage show and is currently building her own AI system. Imogen is an artist’s artist, an entrepreneur, and a mother and is also an advisory board member for the Creative Industries Federation, a director of FAC and has collaborated with Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift, Jeff Beck, Nitin Sawhney, Jon Hopkins & many more.
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Founder at The Creative Passport. Grammy award winning composer, recording artist and tech enthusiast.


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Uncanny Valley

Uncanny Valley is an Australian music, sound and technology company. Charlton Hill, Justin Shave and Caroline Pegram are armed with decades of experience in the music industry, they are forging the path between artists and technology. They are the winners of the first ever AI Song Contest [‘Beautiful the World], have an ongoing collaboration with Google’s Creative Lab Sydney on ML tools for Musicians and have a AI advisory board of University academics and high level music industry professionals. Uncanny Valley is also behind the creative intelligence of the generative music engine memu.
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Australian music, sound and technology company


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Gérôme Vanherf

With 15 years experience in entrepreneurship and innovation, my daily job is to create connections between start-up and corporate entities in the Entertainment sector through programs such as Wallifornia. I am in charge of the corporate venturing strategy at LeanSquare's, a VC based in Liège, Belgium, which invests in digital start-ups (Entertainment / Impact / B2B Software). In 2021, to gather the local Entertainment & Tech ecosystem we will also open "La Grand Poste," an emblematic building of 8000 square meters located in the center of Liège city (University, medias, startups, accelerators, incubators, corporate's).
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Co-founder at Wallifornia MusicTech / COO at LeanSquare


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Ajay Kapur

Ajay is currently the Associate Provost for Creative Technologies at the California Institute of the Arts, as well as the Director of the Music Technology program (MTIID). He also co-founded and advises a Ph.D. Research Group in Wellington New Zealand called Sonic Engineering Lab for Creative Technology. A risk-taker and entrepreneur at heart, he has also co-founded multiple successful companies in the areas of education technology, experiential art, and artificial intelligence. He received an Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in 2007 from University of Victoria combining computer science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, music and psychology with a focus on intelligent music systems and media technology. Ajay graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering and Computer Science from Princeton University in 2002.
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Associate Provost for Creative Technologies at the California Institute of the Arts & Director of the Music Technology program (MTIID)


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Cesar Majorana

Cesar Majorana is a tv-host and writer who grew up with YouTube2mp3 converted music. He is graduating from Sandberg Institute's audiovisual department and writes weekly about living with technology for VPRO gids.
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Television boy, writing boy and master student


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Carol Reily

A serial entrepreneur, scientist, and engineer with over 20 years of academic/industry experience in artificial intelligence and robotics (nickname: Mother of Robots). Strong leader and innovator who focuses on building teams, building trust, and building products. Strives for efficiency, high impact, and getting things done.

Previously co-founded, was President, and board member of drive.ai, a self-driving car startup with the Stanford AI lab that was acquired by Apple. Built a 8 person company to 200+ employees over 4 years raising over $77M funding. Cofounded multiple startups and launched several robotics products in highly regulated industries.

Creative collaborator of the SF Symphony, Board/Advisor of several AI companies. Also active in diversity outreach events that advocate for understanding bias in AI. Work profiled in NYTimes, Harper's Bazaar, Wired, The Atlantic, etc. In 2018 was on the Top Women Founders in Tech and AI lists from Forbes, Inc, Quartz.

Educated at Johns Hopkins University and Santa Clara University specializing in Haptics and Computer Vision/AI. Taught two new short courses as an instructor at JHU. Published over a dozen papers at top conferences and inventor of over 8+ patents.

Research interests are on the development of intelligent robotic systems that can aid humans in performing skillful tasks more effectively. Application areas include surgery, industrial robotics, remote exploration, creative expression, and education.

Specialties: AI, Robotics, computer vision, product strategy, fundraising, design-based research, human machine interaction, human factors, circuitry, machining, medical device design, electromechanical components, IP development and review, FDA regulatory submissions (510(k) and IDE), surgeon training, Operating Room and surgical experience, scientific/technical presentations both academic and professional.

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AI Robotics Entrepreneur|Board Member|Investor|SF Symphony Collaborative Partner|World Economics Forum YGL|Forbes Top 50 Women in Tech