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Hamido Fujita, Ground-Breaking AI Researcher - The Future of AI and Music

Anthony Plog, host
Eddie Ludema, producer

Date posted: Apr 20, 2022

Professor Hamido Fujita is an internationally noted expert in the area of artificial intelligence. He was kind enough to join us in this extremely wide-ranging interview not only about A.I. and music but also A.I. and life and what to expect in the future. I say “us” because I am also joined in this interview by my producer Eddie Ludema, who in addition to being a trumpeter, composer, and teacher is a programmer. So I hope you will enjoy this interview... it goes into many unexpected areas and has so many far reaching implications for the future.

Part 1

In part one, Professor Fujita begins by describing how machine learning can be used for determining health problems and collecting data, and we quickly go down some interesting rabbit holes with possible musical implications. As in Part 2, many, many different things are discussed, including combining A.I with the humanities, data vs. rule based options for A.I and music, and the subject of mathematics, music, and human emotions ... and how they are connected.

Part 2

We begin Part 2 by discussing A.I. and music education but then move on to more basic and elemental subjects, at times not even dealing with music... A.I. and ethics, A.I. and its effect on the meaning of life, and concern about the negative potential of A.I. in the future.

Bonus Room

In the Bonus Room, I ask Professor Fujita how he began studying artificial intelligence, which leads to his discussing some of the basic principles of A.I.

The podcast theme music, Four Sierra Scenes, written by Anthony Plog, is taken from Crystal Records S205, copyright ©1980 Crystal Records Inc., and is used by permission. Unauthorized duplication is not permitted.