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Understanding Generative Music - The Tech Behind Virtual DJs
For millennia, music has been a means of expression for humanity. And making it has been an innately human pursuit, a product of creativity and collaboration made to be listened to and appreciated by all of us. This has taken us through different music eras, from analog to electronic and now digital, each unleashing new genres and ways of consuming content. There's certainly no shortage of creativity. The world's largest streaming music platforms feature millions of songs. Spotify alone sees over 60.000 tracks being uploaded everyday, which equals to roughly 22 million tracks per year. Youtube music claims to have two billion monthly users and Apple Music counts over 60 million paid subscribers. To help sense of it all, platforms rely on advanced music curation tools to help sort through the endless options. If you've ever tried putting together the right playlist for jogging or studying, for example, chances are that artificial intelligence lent a helping hand in the process. AI-driven algorithms and big data have become critical in automating music selection, delivering recommendations and helping you find your next favorite track. But is having a panoply of readily available options resulting in better listening experiences and fueling creativity? Most of us end up listening to the same tracks or genres over and over again, anyways.This has made some argue that the model is broken. But perhaps it's just incomplete. We've been listening to music all along. But what if music listened to us? Enter generative AI music services, a step up in the technology ladder - and beginning of a post-digital era in music-making. Generative music blows open a new era of opportunities where melodies are unpredictable, adaptive, unique and impossible to ever be repeated. This means that listening to music will no longer be a linear experience. It will transcend concerts, albums, tracks and time-limited interactions. AI-powered music is allowing music to better adapt to the preference of users as much as it lets them step into the creative process to co-exist and co-produce.
Kàra Màr Becomes The First Social AI-Driven Artist To Release An Album
It’s the first public appearance of Kàra Màr, who, as part of Sensorium Galaxy metaverse, will perform ever-changing generative music along with world-famous DJs like David Guetta, Carl Cox, and Armin van Buuren. Apart from performing, Kàra Màr will also focus on interacting with fans, pioneering the concept of Social AI-driven artists. When offstage, Kàra Màr, as well as other Sensorium’s AI-driven artists, will be permanently available to communicate with fans via text chats and video calls in Sensorium Galaxy mobile app. Sensorium virtual artists have been in development since last November. While Mubert’s proprietary technology empowered these creatures to generate a constant flow of ever-changing music, Sensorium has equipped them with virtual bodies, intelligence, and social skills. Driven by a unique combination of genetic AI and reinforcement learning, Sensorium’s virtual DJs are able to support unscripted thought-provoking conversations. They can talk for hours without losing track of context and possess both long-term and short-term memory. What’s more, the personalities of these virtual beings constantly evolve through interactions with users. This process unfolds naturally and unpredictably without any interference from developers. “Increasingly more creators embrace direct communications with their fans via live streams on Instagram and other channels. We take this a step further by allowing fans to dive deeper into the interactions with their favorite artists. AI-driven Social Artists are able to dedicate quality time to every single fan, listening, responding, and adapting to their individual preferences, thereby ushering in a new era in music,” says Sasha Tityanko, Deputy CEO at Sensorium. Each one of Sensorium’s Social Artists has its own signature performance style and a distinct personality based on a virtual biography. Kàra Màr, for instance, is a non-binary AI-researcher and techno DJ from Berlin, bringing their fascination for AI to all musical productions. The name of their first album “Anthropic principle” reflects the main concept behind it, alluding to the idea that the universe needs an observer to exist. In their music Kàra Màr reinterprets this principle from a VR perspective, raising the question “what if an AI is an observer of the metaverse?”. In a suite of 8 pieces, Kàra Màr weaves a canvas out of abstract questions. The restless artificial mind keeps on asking — what do you, people, feel listening to my music? You created me, but now I am able to initiate research about you. It is an experiment on humanity by AI. Paul Zgordan, Music Director at Mubert: “Mubert was responsible for creating a unique musical experience. We fulfilled one of our main tasks: nurturing a connection between the crowd and the DJ, so the artist’s performance corresponds to the audience’s mood on the dancefloor. Now we are excited to experiment and improve our product further using DJs-users interactions in the metaverse as an inspiration”. Fans will soon be able to experience Kàra Màr’s performances live in PRISM – one of Sensorium Galaxy’s virtual worlds dedicated to extraordinary music events. Sensorium Galaxy is scheduled to go live in several months, while the Sensorium app is already available for download.
How To Enter The Metaverse - A Step-by-Step Guide
You might live in this world, but soon enough there will be others to populate (no, we're not talking about Mars, sorry Elon). Enter the metaverse, the hottest topic of 2021. Sometime this year, between the third and whatever pandemic wave we're now at, the term creeped into our lives - and it won't let go. This latest tech buzz has got the usual suspects (read Facebook/Meta, Microsoft, and the whole Silicon Valley bunch) coming around the block for a piece of the action, but smaller players are making a move, too. But what exactly is all this metaverse hype about? And what does it got to do with blockchain or NFTs or living 24/7 inside the internet? There's plenty to unpack, so let's jump right in.

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Understanding Generative Music - The Tech Behind Virtual DJs
For millennia, music has been a means of expression for humanity. And making it has been an innately human pursuit, a product of creativity and collaboration made to be listened to and appreciated by all of us. This has taken us through different music eras, from analog to electronic and now digital, each unleashing new genres and ways of consuming content. There's certainly no shortage of creativity. The world's largest streaming music platforms feature millions of songs. Spotify alone sees over 60.000 tracks being uploaded everyday, which equals to roughly 22 million tracks per year. Youtube music claims to have two billion monthly users and Apple Music counts over 60 million paid subscribers. To help sense of it all, platforms rely on advanced music curation tools to help sort through the endless options. If you've ever tried putting together the right playlist for jogging or studying, for example, chances are that artificial intelligence lent a helping hand in the process. AI-driven algorithms and big data have become critical in automating music selection, delivering recommendations and helping you find your next favorite track. But is having a panoply of readily available options resulting in better listening experiences and fueling creativity? Most of us end up listening to the same tracks or genres over and over again, anyways.This has made some argue that the model is broken. But perhaps it's just incomplete. We've been listening to music all along. But what if music listened to us? Enter generative AI music services, a step up in the technology ladder - and beginning of a post-digital era in music-making. Generative music blows open a new era of opportunities where melodies are unpredictable, adaptive, unique and impossible to ever be repeated. This means that listening to music will no longer be a linear experience. It will transcend concerts, albums, tracks and time-limited interactions. AI-powered music is allowing music to better adapt to the preference of users as much as it lets them step into the creative process to co-exist and co-produce.
Kàra Màr Becomes The First Social AI-Driven Artist To Release An Album
It’s the first public appearance of Kàra Màr, who, as part of Sensorium Galaxy metaverse, will perform ever-changing generative music along with world-famous DJs like David Guetta, Carl Cox, and Armin van Buuren. Apart from performing, Kàra Màr will also focus on interacting with fans, pioneering the concept of Social AI-driven artists. When offstage, Kàra Màr, as well as other Sensorium’s AI-driven artists, will be permanently available to communicate with fans via text chats and video calls in Sensorium Galaxy mobile app. Sensorium virtual artists have been in development since last November. While Mubert’s proprietary technology empowered these creatures to generate a constant flow of ever-changing music, Sensorium has equipped them with virtual bodies, intelligence, and social skills. Driven by a unique combination of genetic AI and reinforcement learning, Sensorium’s virtual DJs are able to support unscripted thought-provoking conversations. They can talk for hours without losing track of context and possess both long-term and short-term memory. What’s more, the personalities of these virtual beings constantly evolve through interactions with users. This process unfolds naturally and unpredictably without any interference from developers. “Increasingly more creators embrace direct communications with their fans via live streams on Instagram and other channels. We take this a step further by allowing fans to dive deeper into the interactions with their favorite artists. AI-driven Social Artists are able to dedicate quality time to every single fan, listening, responding, and adapting to their individual preferences, thereby ushering in a new era in music,” says Sasha Tityanko, Deputy CEO at Sensorium. Each one of Sensorium’s Social Artists has its own signature performance style and a distinct personality based on a virtual biography. Kàra Màr, for instance, is a non-binary AI-researcher and techno DJ from Berlin, bringing their fascination for AI to all musical productions. The name of their first album “Anthropic principle” reflects the main concept behind it, alluding to the idea that the universe needs an observer to exist. In their music Kàra Màr reinterprets this principle from a VR perspective, raising the question “what if an AI is an observer of the metaverse?”. In a suite of 8 pieces, Kàra Màr weaves a canvas out of abstract questions. The restless artificial mind keeps on asking — what do you, people, feel listening to my music? You created me, but now I am able to initiate research about you. It is an experiment on humanity by AI. Paul Zgordan, Music Director at Mubert: “Mubert was responsible for creating a unique musical experience. We fulfilled one of our main tasks: nurturing a connection between the crowd and the DJ, so the artist’s performance corresponds to the audience’s mood on the dancefloor. Now we are excited to experiment and improve our product further using DJs-users interactions in the metaverse as an inspiration”. Fans will soon be able to experience Kàra Màr’s performances live in PRISM – one of Sensorium Galaxy’s virtual worlds dedicated to extraordinary music events. Sensorium Galaxy is scheduled to go live in several months, while the Sensorium app is already available for download.
Award-winning DJ and Producer Steve Aoki Joins Sensorium Galaxy Metaverse
Grammy-nominated electronic music DJ and Producer Steve Aoki is joining Sensorium Galaxy — a digital metaverse featuring immersive high-end events and experiences. Aoki is set to create a series of exclusive shows in PRISM – a futuristic world within Sensorium Galaxy, where the environment transforms under the influence of sound frequencies. The artist will be performing in the form of a photorealistic avatar, produced using state-of-the-art motion capture and 3D scanning technologies. Counting over 4 billion music streams to his name, Steve Aoki is a true visionary and one of the most in-demand entertainers in the world. Regularly ranked within the world’s top-10 DJs and loved by the audience for high-impact, experiential live performances, he holds the Guinness World Record as most-traveled musician for playing 168 shows in 41 countries within one year. A true renaissance man, Steve Aoki is also a fashion designer, author and entrepreneur known for his fascination with technology and sci-fi. In 2012, he founded THE AOKI FOUNDATION, which primarily supports organizations in the field of brain science research with a specific focus on regenerative medicine and brain preservation. Bringing these themes into his shows and music, Aoki dedicated a series of albums – Neon Future – to human relationships with machines, with the latest album Neon Future IV exploring the topics of biotechnology and digital immortality. Steve Aoki: “Metaverse makes an ideal playground to explore human interaction with technology. In Sensorium Galaxy, the social mechanics of meeting and befriending other concert-goers closely intervene with an AI-enabled ever-changing environment. This unlocks a totally new level of entertainment for both the artist and the audience. I’m thrilled to share with fans this immersive experience on the intersection of music and sci-fi”. Aside from creating virtual shows for PRISM, Steve Aoki is also being featured in Sensorium Galaxy’s international reveal campaign ‘The Chosen Ones’. His episode, premiering today, was shot in Los Angeles earlier this year by Academy award-winning studio The Mill and acclaimed creative agency High Scream. It features Aoki encountering the massive portal that transfers the chosen artists from Earth straight to Sensorium Galaxy’s PRISM world.
Sensorium App AR Contest: Download, Create & Win
Are you the one that’s always capturing the best moments with a phone? Do your friends consider you a creative genius? Well well… Today, we’re challenging you to take your skills to a “new dimension” with the Sensorium App Contest. Sensorium App is a mobile application for iOS and Android devices that lets you interact with Sensorium Galaxy’s AI-powered virtual beings and create unique AI/AR content on the go, 24/7. If you still haven’t tried the app, you can get right here. This contest is an opportunity for you to try the powerful conversational AI behind each and every virtual being, coming up with original meme-like dialogues on any topic. You can also create unique, eye-catching AR dances and stage them anywhere — literally. So… what’s in for you? Aside from the obvious fun and social media exposure for your creations, you’ll be competing for a reward pool of 15,000 SENSO. No worries, you don’t have to share the prize with your virtual beings. The contest will run from November 29 to December 15, 2021. Lights, camera, action!
## How To Participate
### Step #1 | Download Sensorium App First off, you need the Sensorium App to unleash your creative inner beast. So go ahead and download it from App Store or Google Play. ### Step #2 | Create AR content Moving forward, it’s time to create some awesome content using our Augment Reality feature. For the purpose of this contests, we’ll be accepting two types of content. - Conversations with AR avatars - Dances by AR avatars
SENSO Featured On BitForex Exchange
As the release of Sensorium Galaxy metaverse edges closer, Sensorium is pleased to announce that its in-platform currency SENSO will be featured on yet another major cryptocurrency exchange - BitForex. The move will make SENSO more readily available to a wider global audience, while also making the purchasing and selling of these tokens easier for interested parties. For BitForex users, the following pairs SENSO/BTC, SENSO/ETH, SENSO/USDT will be available for trading as of 17:00 (GMT+8), on November 25. “Having SENSO on BitForex is an important development for us, particularly at a time when talk about the metaverse is really gaining traction. This means that now more than ever, users will be interested in entering the meta crypto world so widening the accessibility to SENSO makes perfect sense," said Alex Blagirev, Deputy CEO at Sensorium Corporation. BitForex is among the world's top 10 cryptocurrency exchanges, providing users with a wide range of trading products, including spot trading, margin trading, and derivatives. SENSO tokens are used for all value transactions within Sensorium Galaxy — a digital metaverse developed in collaboration with world-famous artists, producers, and media companies. Tokens can also be used to mint non-fungible tokens (NFT), run marketplace operations, and enable access to a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO). SENSO tokens are currently available on all major other cryptocurrency exchanges including Bittrex, Kucoin, Poloniex, Bitcoin.com, and HitBTC. ## About BitForex BitForex is the world’s leading digital asset trading platform dedicated to providing users with safe, professional and convenient digital currency trading services. The company is headquartered in Singapore, registered in the Republic of Seychelles and has independent operating teams in Germany, Estonia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, the Philippines and other countries and regions, It serves users in more than 200 countries. Core team members of BitForex include executives from companies such as Merrill Lynch, World Bank, McKinsey, Microsoft, Tencent and Lenovo and graduates of universities such as MIT, Columbia, Cambridge and the National University of Singapore. For more information about BitForex, visit www.BitForex.com.
Sensorium To Burn 1B SENSO; Cutting Supply To 200M SENSO
Black Friday, Christmas, New Year… A lot of parties (and gifts) coming up soon. And while all these occasions are still weeks ahead, we are already setting up the tone with an important announcement. By the end of December, we’ll be burning 1 billion SENSO out of the current 1.7 billion total supply. With this new token burn, the total supply of SENSO will stand at 700 million SENSO. It’s also important to note that 500 million SENSO will be locked for digital assets in-game sales, leaving the token's active supply at 200 million. The circulating supply, which stands for the assets currently available in the market and in the general public’s hands, remains at an estimated 66+ million SENSO. We believe this supply adjustment will be instrumental in supporting the evolution and expansion of our entire ecosystem and ensure healthier tokenomics as Sensorium Galaxy approaches its global launch in the coming months. This token burn will be handled in a single transaction, just like with our previous burn. A token burn, in case you are not familiar with the term, refers to the permanent destruction of tokens. Simply put, we send tokens to a special, fully inaccessible ‘black hole’ wallet. Back in April 2021, we burned nearly 70% of the minted SENSO supply or 4.2 billion tokens. That operation reduced the existing supply of our tokens to 1.7 billion SENSO. All changes to our supply can be easily monitored via Etherscan. Don’t miss out on our token burning event! Subscribe today to our Twitter, Discord, and Telegram channel to stay on track with all updates.

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How To Enter The Metaverse - A Step-by-Step Guide
You might live in this world, but soon enough there will be others to populate (no, we're not talking about Mars, sorry Elon). Enter the metaverse, the hottest topic of 2021. Sometime this year, between the third and whatever pandemic wave we're now at, the term creeped into our lives - and it won't let go. This latest tech buzz has got the usual suspects (read Facebook/Meta, Microsoft, and the whole Silicon Valley bunch) coming around the block for a piece of the action, but smaller players are making a move, too. But what exactly is all this metaverse hype about? And what does it got to do with blockchain or NFTs or living 24/7 inside the internet? There's plenty to unpack, so let's jump right in.
Best Virtual Reality Tours You'll Want to Embark On Today
Another week, another lockdown. 2021 sure isn't giving us all the send-off we had hoped for, so better buckle up for a few more months of being mostly stuck at home, zooming and memeing our way through live (and work). But believe it or not, you can still realize your traveling dreams and make up for lost time, without ever stepping outside your house. There are plenty of virtual reality tours that you can take right now and trust us, they're almost as good as a real-life trip. To help you get trough the pandemic blues, we put together a list with the best VR tours we think are packed with plenty of action, adventure and excitement to make you forget the current state of affairs. Pick up your VR headset, fasten your seatbelt and head somewhere new.
16 Best Indie VR Games to Play Right Now
Gaming is great. But playing in virtual reality it's simply (and forgive us for the pun) a whole other game. It's hard to beat the experience of being IN a game, which is why VR is quickly becoming the favorite medium for so many of us. And when it comes to titles to play, fortunately there are hundreds of great options, from fan favorites like Half-Life Alyx and 'Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, to lesser known experiences created by indie developers, like Into the Radius. With so much to choose from, we decided to make things easier for you and picked the 16 best indie VR games that you're sure to enjoy.

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Best NFT Marketplaces to Know in 2021
Boy oh boy, what a year. Crypto is cool, NFTs are the hottest thing in town and the metaverse is here. There ought to be a bingo somewhere for this kind of alignment. So yes, when pixelated JPEGs of apes/ whales/ and whatnot are among the hottest assets in the world (mind you that oil, gold and real estate still very much exist), it's fair to say that something is probably going down. If you're already part of the crowd that wants to ride this new gold rush, you're probably familiar with the ins and outs of non-fungible tokens. But if not, good news. We've put together this short and sweet guide to ease you into the world of NFTs and the best NFT marketplaces to check out before committing to your first token purchase.
How Blockchain Is Changing Gaming
The gaming industry has come a long way. From clunky consoles, quirky cartridges and simplistic games (Super Mario Bros, anyone?) to an entertainment outlet worth over $170 billion, powered by more than 2.7 billion players worldwide. Nowadays, gaming is an all-consuming experience, built on top of ultra-realistic animations, full of twists and turns throughout what seems like an endless stream of entertainment content. There's seemingly nothing out of bounds when it comes to the possibilities of gaming. From personalizing avatars to customizing environments, purchasing tools and setting up tournaments, gamers are showered with all kinds of options to enhance the time spent in virtual worlds. But we've gone beyond the choosing of color palettes and skins; user preferences are changing the foundations of gaming. Instead of the linear experiences of the past, gaming is increasingly an open-ended experience. This is evident by the success of sandbox titles like Minecraft, drawing in players with infinite playable loops that can take shape in the form of challenges and competitions, for example. The more players engage, the greater their status in the community and bigger the incentive to engage with other users. And how to better enhance this experience than by letting players create and exchange (or even sell) their own content. All of this opens the doors to a gaming experience without limits. Take Roblox or Fortnite, two games also seeing a meteoric rise on the back of user-generated content (UGC). However, the majority of gaming experiences remain trapped in traditional, centralized models. This means that developers and gaming companies hold the most power within the ecosystem. Even when users come up with their original content, its value is entirely tied to the gaming dynamics set by developers. That's because games are provided to users on a licensing basis, meaning that they’re free to play and be enjoyed, but in the end users don’t own any in-platform assets. Think of it like renting a house but not being the owner; gamers are simply renting games. Players can be subjected to unexpected or arbitrary decisions that limit their possibilities, from the worth of their creations to the number of units that can be sold or exchanged in a marketplace. Ultimately, centralized gaming models don't favor players - and certainly fail to reward the most loyal ones, despite them spending more time online.
Best TV Shows On Crypto And Blockchain In 2021
If you came across our recent list of best blockchain movies, then you might be interested in checking out a different type of equally binge-worthy content - blockchain TV shows. Once a niche (read: too geeky) topic for most producers, the small screen is suddenly embracing all things crypto, with even family favorites like The Simpsons and The Big Bang Theory dropping a mention or two. We've put together a list of the best tv shows that you can catch in 2021 to explore more about blockchain and crypto. Read. Set. Play.

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