The first ISMIR that was held online is now over! Congrats to the organizers, because everything went smooth – even though the circumstances. This year, I decided to only pick 10 papers and I forced myself to write a sentence about each of those. I hope you enjoy my selection!
It’s unfortunate that ICASSP 2020 was held online.. because we were excited to share our beloved Barcelona with you, folks. I’m sure, though, that we’ll have other chances to discover the best tapas in town!
Here the (comprehensive) list of papers on audio and speech that were presented this week at ICLR – together with some comments. At the end of the post, I also share my thoughts regarding the virtual aspect of the conference.
This year’s ISMIR was in Delft, the Netherlands. It seems like the community is starting to realise that the technologies developed by the ISMIR community can have an impact to our society – because they are starting to work! During the first days of the conference, many conversations were focusing on exploring ways to positively impact society. On the other side, technology-wise, we have seen (i) many people studying how to use musical domain knowledge to disentangle/structure/learn useful neural representations for many music applications, and (ii) many attention-based neural architectures.