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Ali Nikrang

Musikhochschule München / Ars Electronica

Ali Nikrang is a multidisciplinary artist and researcher at the intersection of music and artificial intelligence (AI). He is a professor of AI and musical creation at the University of Music and Theatre in Munich and an AI and Music researcher at the Ars Electronica Futurelab in Linz.

His background is in both technology and art. He studied computer science at the Johannes Kepler University in Linz and composition with a focus on new media at the University Mozarteum in Salzburg. He also holds the first diploma in piano performance from the same university.

His research focuses on the interaction between humans and AI systems in creative environments. It includes the investigation of creative outcomes of AI systems and how they can be guided, improved, and personalized through interaction with human users. As a classical musician and AI researcher, he has been involved in numerous projects combining artificial intelligence and music. He is the creator of the research tool Ricercar, an AI-based collaborative music composition system that can be used for composition in the field of classical music.

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