Podcast hosted by Andrii Degeler is a show in which we discuss some of the most interesting stories from the European technology scene and interview leading entrepreneurs and investors from across the region.

In this episode, we’re joined in our virtual studio by Ed Newton-Rex, who sold his AI music startup to ByteDance. Ed is a jury member of the AI Song Contest — billed as the “AI Eurovision,” — where 12 teams compete with their songs created with the use of AI. Public voting in the contest is open until May 10.

We’re going to listen to some of the submissions together and discuss the place of AI in our culture and the music industry. Can you actually hear AI? How good is the music it can create? And, of course, will it eventually replace human composers and performers?

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