Douglas Eck
Research Scientist, Google Brain Team
Biography
Doug Eck leads Magenta, a Google Brain project working to generate music, video, images, and text using deep learning and reinforcement learning. A main goal of Magenta is to better understand how AI can enable artists and musicians to express themselves in innovative new ways. Before Magenta, Eck led the Google Play Music search and recommendation team. From 2003 to 2010, he was on the faculty at the University of Montreal's MILA Machine Learning lab, where he worked on expressive music performance and automatic tagging of music audio.
Douglas Eck
Research Scientist, Google Brain Team
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Douglas Eck — Transforming Technology into Art
Douglas Eck — Transforming Technology into Art

Douglas Eck, research scientist and lead for Google Brain's Magenta project, is teaching computers how to generate their own music, video, images, and text using neural networks and other types of machine learning. Although commonly thought of as opposing fields, art and technology have always been intertwined. Eck hopes the technology that he and the Magenta team are developing will empower artists to create in ways they never have before, and to generate entirely new frameworks of expression.