A panel of experts will assess all entries based on the degree of AI used in the composition. Meet the AI panel members below.

Vincent Koops (NL)

Vincent Koops is leading the AI Song Contest panel. He is an AI researcher and composer, holding degrees in Sound Design and Music Composition from the HKU University of the Arts Utrecht, and degrees in Artificial Intelligence from the Utrecht University. After a research internship at Carnegie Mellon University, he completed his PhD in Music Information Retrieval at Utrecht University, studying the computational modeling of variance in musical harmony. Currently, he is working on AI Multimedia projects at RTL Netherlands.

Anna Huang (US)

Anna Huang is a leading AI researcher in music generation. She was previously an AI Resident on the Magenta project at Google Brain, working on generative models for music. Her compositions have won awards including first place in the San Francisco Choral Artists’ New Voice project. She holds a masters in media arts and sciences from the MIT Media Lab, a B.S. in computer science and B.M. in music composition, both from the University of Southern California. She grew up in Hong Kong, where she learned to play the guzheng.

Ed Newton-Rex (UK)

Ed Newton-Rex composer and Director at the AI lab at ByteDance. In 2010 he founded Jukedeck, an AI music composition company, which provided AI music for video and other media, and was used to create more than a million pieces of original music; it won a Cannes Innovation Lion and TechCrunch Disrupt, was named one of WIRED’s ‘hottest European startups’, and in 2019 was acquired by ByteDance. Ed has been named one of Business Insider’s 30 most creative people in UK tech, and is a published composer, having written music for a number of choral groups and for theatre.