Author: Matthias Röder

  • From “Yesterday” to Today: What you need to know about the new Beatles AI Song

    From “Yesterday” to Today: What you need to know about the new Beatles AI Song

    1. The Beatles have published a new song today. It is called “Now and Then” and contains an original voice recording of John Lennon. “AI tools” were used to clean up the original recording. The link to the song is listed below in the reference section. 2. The AI used in creating the song has…

  • Art + Tech Conference: A Convergence of Creative Minds

    Art + Tech Conference: A Convergence of Creative Minds

    On October 16, I had the immense pleasure of co-hosting and moderating an inspiring event at the Scharoun Theater in Wolfsburg – “Art and Tech”, a collaboration between Volkswagen Group – Culture and the Eliette and Herbert von Karajan Institute. Our discourse navigated the fascinating intersections of AI and knowledge systems, explored through the lenses…

  • On the power of “Why not?”

    On the power of “Why not?”

    Often in conversations you will be asked “Why?”. It could be in response to something that you said, it could be in response to something that you did or it could be in response to one of your convictions. While there are legitimate reasons to ask why, I propose that the question “Why not?” is…

  • AI and Us: A Journey of Collaboration, Creativity, and Evolution

    AI and Us: A Journey of Collaboration, Creativity, and Evolution

    I just gave an interview for a German Stundent Radio Show. Here are the main takeaways as summarized by ChatGPT4. Overall, I emphasize the need for humans to learn to adapt to a rapidly changing work landscape influenced by AI. Rather than perceiving this as a loss of jobs, I see it as an evolution…

  • The Future of Music: An Hommage to Herbert von Karajan

    The Future of Music: An Hommage to Herbert von Karajan

    Today is the 115th Birthday of Herbert von Karajan. I wanted to take the opportunity and reflect on what it is that I find fascinating about this man even more than 35 years after his death. Herbert von Karajan first and foremost was a formidable musician. Many of his recordings of the great works of…

  • Technology and Humans: The Secret to Creativity at the Karajan Institute

    Technology and Humans: The Secret to Creativity at the Karajan Institute

    The Karajan Institute uses technology heavily to accomplish their work with a small team. They have a large database with information on events from Herbert von Karajan’s life, including dates, locations, artists, and composers. They use this database to create daily posts for their communication team to brainstorm ideas for social media. A lot of…

  • Outcome-Based Method for Identifying Problem Similarity

    Outcome-Based Method for Identifying Problem Similarity

    How To Find Similar or Identical Problems on The Map, matters.global, mapsmap and other connected problem graphs/maps. This article is part of a series on building The Map, a map of the world’s problems, developed by the mapsDAO community. The first part contained a draft of the basic building blocks of the protocol and its…

  • How to build a map of all problems

    How to build a map of all problems

    Some Basic Definitions and Thoughts About the Architecture of the matters.global, mapsmap and mapsDAO platform Building a map of problems, milestones and goals in the world is a big undertaking. A few of us have decided to give it a try and so we have formed the mapsDAO. Together with matters.global initiative of the Sonophilia…

  • ARTificial: The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Culture

    ARTificial: The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Culture

    On March 10th, I participated in a panel discussion at Schloss Herrenhausen in Hannover. The event was organized by the Volkswagenstiftung and I had the pleasure to discuss with Ulrich Kühn (NDR), Gunter Lösel (ZHdK), Hanno Rauterberg (Die Zeit) and Leila Zickgraf (Musicologist). You can listen to the recording of the event, which was broadcast…

  • Announcing the MapsMap Challenge!

    Could we be making more progress, faster? Are there wicked problems that, when defined and solved, are “unlocks” for humanity’s next steps? Let’s find out! Sonophilia Foundation, Ocean Protocol, Foresight Institute and Planetary Holdings announce The MapsMap Challenge. Funded with $30K, the bounty will be awarded for creating a mobile-friendly web app prototype to open…