This Lab ‘Cooks’ With AI to Make New Materials

At the University of Toronto, Ted Sargent runs a test kitchen of sorts. His team, composed of researchers and students, develops recipes, measures and mixes ingredients carefully, and then evaluates the aftermath. The concoctions mostly–if not always–turn out to be inedible. Fortunately, though, flavor is not the point. They’re not […]

This AI Maestro Wants to Serenade You

But that’s only a prelude to the company’s ultimate ambition: providing meaningful musical experiences. Sheppard says that his biggest thrills as a composer come when the score that previously existed only in his mind and in musical notation are animated by musicians into sound. “As a creator that’s where the […]