Sebastiaan Van den Branden
Sebastiaan Van den Branden lives and breathes music. Chances are high you’ve spotted his name in some end credits or on the back (and front!) of an LP. For over a decade, he has put his mark on the music industry as a musician, producer and composer. His passage in Amatorski, SX and Aksak Maboul didn’t go unnoticed. His composing work lifted BBC’s ‘The Missing’ to a higher level.
Music isn’t everything there is about Van den Branden. He also has an intense passion for artificial intelligence. As a Data Scientist at In The Pocket, he indulges in everything AI, with a goal to ship AI in every digital product. The synergy between humans & machines therefore continues to inspire him beyond measure.
The combination of these two passions has led Van den Branden to fascinating places. Just to name one, his team finished 3rd in the public voting of the world’s first AI Song contest – the machine learning equivalent of Eurovision.
At the And& Leuven Conference, he will be trying to find an answer to a question that’s been on his mind for quite some time now. Is creativity a perk of being human or could it be taught to machines? Time to open up the discussion.