PRAISE: Performance and Practice Agents Inspiring Social Education

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PRAISE is a system for enabling online communities to practice and perform together using state of art in music analysis gesture analysis, natural language and community management. It is a social network for music education with tools for giving and receiving feedback. It aims to widen access to music education and make learning music more accessible and more social.

At its heart PRAISE will provide a supportive, social environment using the latest techniques in social networks, online community building, intelligent personal agents and audio and gesture analysis.

Any member of any community can post audio to any community for which they are a member and ask for specific kinds of feedback on various regions of that audio. Any community member can respond with text, or with other audio to emphasize a particular point about style or performance for example.

  • Duration: 2013-2016
  • Funding Source: European Union FP7 Strep Project
  • Total Project value: €3,500,000
  • Partners: Artificial Intelligence Research Institute, Spanish Research Council, Spain; Sony Computer Science Laboratory, Paris; VUB University Brussels, Principal Investigator