Fourth episode of the Polifonia series of seminars with experts in AI, musicology, and related fields. The Polifonia seminar #4 will take place on June 28 at 6 pm CET.
Presentation of a paper (Bainbridge & Bertolo et al., 2020, Nature Human Behaviour) that finds that infants are sensitive to the cross-culturally consistent features of lullabies, in that they relax to them even when the songs are drawn from unfamiliar cultures and sung in unfamiliar languages by unfamiliar voices.
The WASABI dataset: Cultural, lyrics and audio analysis metadata about 2 million popular commercially released songs; Music language models: A need for symbolic representations?
The first appointment focuses on music perception and cognition, with Nicola Di Stefano (CNR, Italy), and on music similarity models, with Peter van Kranenburg (KNAW, Netherlands).