REEPLICATOR

REEPLICATOR

The world’s first live beatboxing artificial intelligence that made its debut performance at SXSW 2018.

The Ask

The Ask

The Ask

At his SXSW 2018 talk “When AI, Beatboxing and Mixed Reality Collide”, The Mill’s ECD Rama Allen sought to answer the question: is it possible for humans to collaborate artistically with an artificial intelligence?

At his SXSW 2018 talk “When AI, Beatboxing and Mixed Reality Collide”, The Mill’s ECD Rama Allen sought to answer the question: is it possible for humans to collaborate artistically with an artificial intelligence?

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The Answer

The Answer

The Answer

Historically, artists have been defined by the tools available to make their work – sculptors, painters, and music instrumentalists. Mill X looked to turn that idea on its head, by using AI to create art in tandem with humans.

We created The Reeplicator, a live beatboxing AI that has a vocal sample bank it can use to collaborate in real-time with an artist. In this case, it was with London-born world beatboxing champion Reeps One on the SXSW stage. The Reeplicator improvised in a real-time duet and a call and response battle, giving Reeps a unique “other” that he sees as an extension of himself.

Through The Reeplicator, Mill X has pioneered a new kind of artistic collaboration and feedback loop powered not by artificial intelligence, but “augmented intelligence”. With this, an artist no longer wields their tool, but creates with it.

The Ingredients

The Ingredients

The Ingredients

Convolutional Neural Network
Machine Learning
Vocal Sample Bank
Ableton
Live Performance

The Outcome

The Outcome

The Outcome

World’s First Beatboxing Artificial Intelligence
Anthem Film

The Responsibilities

Responsibilities

Responsibilities

Concept, Direction, Creative Coding, Software Development

The Credits

Responsibilities

Responsibilities

Audio Partner: Antfood
Artist: Reeps One

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