Sónar Innovation Challenge
Daniele Scartano, Sergi Jacas
Katerina Kosta, Jason Storey, Marco Selvi
Sónar Innovation Challenge is a platform for open collaboration between companies and talented creators from different fields. Companies propose challenges to creators who then collaborate to produce disruptive prototypes and present them at Sónar+D.
The Jukedeck challenge was to assist human musical creativity using AI. The goal of this challenge was to create high-level tools that help music makers create music using the Jukedeck API. With access to Jukedeck’s AI-composed MIDI and audio, the objective was to boost the creativity of amateur and professional musicians and demonstrate how AI and human creativity can co-exist in fruitful collaboration.
At Sónar+D we presented the prototype for PL.AI – a music room for AI assisted jam sessions.
Inspired by early chatrooms, PL.AI is like a chatroom for jamming. The user can find a music room based on their musical preferences and if there’s a free spot, join in with other musicians from anywhere in the world.
Jukedeck’s AI would then assist the musicians suggesting musical ideas that they can then take and change as they please, applying effects, changing notes etc, improvising with the help of AI.