Ali NikrangATArs Electronica Futurelab
Ali Nikrang (he/him) is a key researcher and artist at the Ars Electronica Futurelab in Linz, Austria. His background is in both technology and art, and his research centers around the interaction between human and AI systems for creative tasks, with a focus on music. He investigates creative outcomes of AI systems and how it can be enhanced and personalized through interactions with human users. As a classical musician and AI researcher, he has been involved in numerous projects combining the two fields. He is the creator of the software Ricercar, an AI-based collaborative music composition system for classical music. In addition, his work has been featured in various conferences and exhibitions around the world, and he has contributed to several TV and radio documentaries on AI and creativity. In 2020, he has received the Young Researcher Award from the Council of Research and Technology in Upper Austria for his work.
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