The Rise of Robo Sapiens
There are a few sessions at this yearâs World Economic Forum that discuss the future but the fully-subscribed session on âThe Rise of Robo Sapiensâ on Saturday gives a glimpse on how artificial intelligence is reshaping our lives.
Panelist of that session, Gil Weinberg, professor of music technology at Georgia Institute of Technology, is here to present his project on âShimonâ â a $100,000 robot that âlistens like human being but improvises like a machineâ.
âThe robot can play classical or jazz or whatever. It will push music forwardâ, Weinberg told Reuters.
Why is a robotic musician relevant to the worldâs CEOs and politicians attending Davos?
âWe have more machines and new technologies and itâs important humans and machines both interact,â he says.