A song composed by Artificial Intelligence - in the style of the Beatles
François Pachet got his Ph.D. and Habilitation from Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC), after an engineer’s degree from Ecole des Ponts et Chaussées. He has been assistant professor in artificial intelligence at UPMC until 1997 when he joined SONY Computer Science Laboratory Paris to conduct research on interactive music listening, composition and performance.
He developed several award winning technologies such as constraint-based spatialisation, intelligent music scheduling using metadata and systems: MusicSpace, Continuat
He was Principal Investigator of the Flow Machines ERC-funded project, which produced (with the musician SKYGGE) Daddy’s Car, a song in the style of the Beatles, and Hello World, the first mainstream music album composed with AI.
His current goal is to build a new generation of tools to assist music creation at Spotify and make them available to the public. The new tools his team develop have been used by SKYGGE to produce the album “American Folk Songs”.