YACHT lead singer and author Claire L. Evans, talks with Angharad 'Rad' Yeo about the American post-pop band's recent A.I. documentary 'The Computer Accent'.
The film centered on one of the most hotly debated topics of the moment: will artificial intelligence enhance humanity’s creative process or destroy it forever? YACHT invited AI into their creative process, using cutting-edge data analysis tools, machine learning, neural networks and generative composition strategies to summon a new kind of human-machine music. But did their DIY sensibilities mesh with this strange new world of technology?
Featuring interviews with AI researchers, pioneers, curators, and artists, the highly entertaining documentary took us on a musical journey that went right to the heart of our current moment, posing the big questions around art, technology and authenticity.