Continuing this year’s trend of the odd and interesting, 2020 has produced another strange concept: AI DJs.
Sensorium, a virtual reality music platform that has collaborated with such world-renowned DJs as Carl Cox and Armin van Buuren and partnered with artificial intelligence (AI) music producer Mubert to create what they call, “The world’s first AI-driven DJs that will autonomously create a constant flow of ever-changing music that adapts to all kinds of moods and environments.”
According to the announcement, fans can now tune in to virtual reality raves and listen to and watch an avatar of an AI DJ perform music exclusively produced by robots and computer programs. The performances will be generated in real time, constantly adapting to crowd reception. How this “reception” will be measured is still unknown but Mubert explained that the AI technology has access to a massive database of samples from which they can create repertoire.
Sensorium has amassed more than $100 million in funding, as well as lucrative partnerships with top international DJs in preparation for the program’s 2021 launch.
Check out a set from “JAI:N” as she spins a minute-long deep house set.
Photo: Mike MacKenzie