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Making “Cognitive Music” with IBM Watson

It’s no surprise to find music at the center of many important moments of our lives – think of a wedding march, a “Happy Birthday”, or even a funeral procession. Music is deeply tied to the human experience; each song and each moment is personal to the listener. Over the last year, Watson has been studying up on music themes, theory, moods, and emotions – and how they correlate and connect with each other. Now, Watson is inspiring musical creativity with Grammy-winning music producer Alex Da Kid, who used Watson’s technology to inspire his new song about heartbreak, “Not Easy”. This is the first song in Alex’s 4-track EP in collaboration with Watson.

Read the entire article by Dr. Amini on the IBM Think blog.


Ph.D., and Distinguished Engineer, IBM Research

Lisa Amini

Ph.D., and Distinguished Engineer, IBM Research