Ode to Dubai: the world's first AI composed song

Pierre Barreau, CEO of AIVA Technologies, set to unveil song at Future Tech Week Expo
Ode to Dubai: the world's first AI composed song
By Staff writer
Mon 30 Apr 2018 02:11 PM

The Future Tech Week Expo (FTW) 2018, which runs later this week at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), will witness a world-first when the first artificial intelligence (AI) composed song dedicated to a city is released.

Pierre Barreau, CEO of AIVA Technologies, is the man and mind behind the AI-composed song called Ode to Dubai.

He said: “Dubai is an innovative, fast-paced city, known for its ambitious and record-breaking projects. Considering the pedigree of Dubai when it comes to adopting new technology, it was quite natural for it to become the world’s first city to have an anthem composed by artificial intelligence."

The song comes as PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) estimates that the global AI market is expected to reach $15.7 trillion by 2030.

Constant innovations and new economic opportunities emanating from increasing AI adoption are set to contribute $96 billion to the UAE’s economy by 2030, according to the report.

The UAE Blockchain Strategy 2021 aims to get 50 percent of government transactions to adopt the blockchain platform over the next three years while the Dubai 3D Printing Strategy, targeted at construction, medical and consumer products sectors, has a goal of having 25 percent of buildings in Dubai constructed using 3D printing technology by 2030.

Meanwhile, the Dubai Autonomous Transportation Strategy seeks to cut transportation costs, carbon emissions and accidents and by transforming the future of all transportation in the city to autonomous modes by 2030.

FTW is expected to draw more than 7,350 visitors, 100-plus talks and more than 120 brands exhibiting from 80 countries.

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