Gil Weinberg is a professor and the founding director of Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology, where he leads the Robotic Musicianship Group. His research focuses on developing artificial creativity and musical expression for robots and augmented humans. Among his projects are a marimba playing robot called Shimon that uses machine learning to improvise and sing, and prosthetic robotic arms for amputees that restore and enhance human musical abilities. Weinberg presented his work in venues such as The Kennedy Center, The World Economic Forum, Ars Electronica among others. His music was performed with Orchestras such as Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, the National Irish Symphony Orchestra, and the Scottish BBC Symphony while his research has been disseminated through numerous papers and patents. Dr. Weinberg received his MS and PhD degrees in Media Arts and Sciences from MIT and his BA from the interdisciplinary program for fostering excellence in Tel Aviv University.
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