Eurosonic will be in full swing this week, with the city filled with musicians and music industry professionals from all over Europe. But it’s not just the bands that makes Groningen the European music capital; these four companies, working in between the overlap of technology and innovation, certainly contribute to making sure Groningen maintains that status.
The funny thing about Artificial Intelligence, is that the principle behind it is not that new. The autopilot of an airplane, isn’t that already a form of AI? It’s old school math and even though we may think AI is already far along in its development, we’re probably now at the point where the Internet was in 1994.
Predicting tomorrow's hit songs
With fake news and inaccurate reporting becoming an ever increasing problem, TrusttheSource provides journalists with an easy tool to verify the reliability of a source on Twitter. Founded by Hanze student Margot Verleg in 2016, the startup is currently looking for journalists to test the app this summer, before the release later this year.
Why do some songs dominate the charts for months and most others quietly slip back into obscurity? Groningen tech companies Goldmund, Wyldebeast & Wunderliebe and Radio Radar developed an algorithm that uses machine learning to predict tomorrow’s hit songs. It’s still in beta, but the guys behind Hitwizard were already invited to pitch at Eurosonic/Noorderslag and the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas.