487: Taryn Southern On Composing Her New Album Entirely With AI
Taryn Southern has nearly half a million YouTube subscribers and her videos have received more than 700 million views online. But the artist and digital storyteller turned to artificial intelligence to create her upcoming album called I AM. What makes the project unique is the entire album is composed with the help of AI.
The music videos that accompany the singles leverage AR, VR, and 360° video technology too. Taryn has also created a new system that enables hundreds of people to collaborate on a song and split the proceeds or royalty payments using Ethereum smart contracts.
An early adopter of digital media, Taryn was one of the first people to sell two television series based on web videos – Project MyWorld to DirecTV and Private High Musical to MTV in 2007 and 2008. She went onto lead roles in some of the first groundbreaking digital series and guest-starred on more than a dozen TV shows such as “Rules of Engagement” (CBS), “New Girl” (NBC), and“Legit” (F/X). As a host, she was a correspondent for Discovery Channel’s highest-rated late night talk show, Shark After Dark, and NBC’s “The XFactor,” and has hosted more than three dozen live award shows and movie premiere, including The Golden Globes, American Music Awards, The Oscars, and more. She has also hosted her own Top 20 Countdown show on SiriusXM Radio.
Passionate about the intersection of science, tech, and storytelling, Taryn is currently producing a documentary on the future of the human brain and a music album composed with artificial intelligence, I AM AI, to be released in early 2018. she also recently launched the world’s first token to enable large numbers of people to collaborate on a song and participate in the backend royalties using Ethereum smart contracts. An active VR/AR enthusiast and producer, Taryn has worked as a brand ambassador for HTC Vive, Samsung, Oculus, Geena Davis’ Women in Media, and was recently given one of ten grants by Google to create an experimental VR series. Taryn is also co-founder of Ladies of Crypto, a crypto-currency education initiative for women.
An inspirational episode of this tech podcast where Taryn is transforming the entire creative process using AI, AR, VR, Blockchain and 360° video technology