Dr. Nick Collins of Sussex University has developed three electronic judges with their own individual tastes for an upcoming dubstep competition in London. The machines are programmed to have a “taste” for music by listening to a specific genre and uploading complex algorithms using a program called SuperCollider. Supposedly they can identify other good music in that genre based on the similarities in structure.
For the competition the “judges” will listen to hours of early dubstep tunes, as well as more contemporary EDM hits. The talent competition is taking place all this week at East London College as part of a SuperCollider symposium. BBC reports that the computers are already less expensive and temperamental than celebrity judges. Watch the competition below!SHARE