In this challenge, participants are tasked to generate an AI model that learns on a large data set of music (in the form of MIDI files), and is then capable of producing its own music. Concretely, the model must produce a music piece in response to a short “seed” MIDI file that is given as input.
There are two special aspects of this challenge, apart from the extremely interesting application. First, the results of the models will be evaluated by humans, with an ELO-style system where volunteers are given two randomly paired pieces of generated music, and choose the one they like better. Second, the top five models will at the end each generate a piece of music that will be performed live on stage at the Applied Machine Learning Days!