Friday Hacks #254, March 15: On Music Technology and Time Synchronization

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Date/Time: Friday, March 15 at 7:00pm SGT
Venue: COM3-01-20 Seminar Room 11
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Food 🍕 and Drinks 🧋 will be served!

Friday Hacks #254 Poster 1
Friday Hacks #254 Poster 2

In this talk, we’ll journey into the fascinating the world of music technology. We will discuss how tech has impacted various aspects of music ranging from creation (music generation, audio synthesis), consumption (recommendation, hit song prediction) and distribution (copyright detection, soundtrack analysis). Furthermore, with the recent advances in deep learning / generative AI, we will also discuss some exciting trends emerging at the forefront of music technology, as well as the safeguards needed to ensure that AI continues to be assist and inspire, instead of replacing music artists.

Speaker Profile

Hao Hao Tan is a machine learning engineer at BandLab Technologies, applying AI/ML to assist music creation workflow and enhance intelligent musical analysis.

2) Time Synchronization Protocols in Distributed Systems

Ever wondered how your phone can set the time automatically? How accurate do you think it can get? Ever wondered what the consequences are of devices with misaligned clocks? This talk dives into the fascinating world of how our modern world agrees on what the time is, and the various engineering challenges faced by people who are unable to.

Speaker Profile

Ayush Chattoraj is a Backend Engineer at TikTok, and worked in their iOS Team until recently. He loves digging deeper into the nitty-gritty code that is usually abstracted away, and will talk about time synchronization and Radiohead with anyone who will listen.

👋 See you there!

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