Uxbridge College Computing Graduate Joins Abbey Road Studios’ Tech Programme

An Uxbridge College graduate in Higher Level Computing is now working with Abbey Road Studios to develop an AI (Artificial Intelligence) system to help artists write their lyrics.

Micah Brown, who graduated from the HND (Higher Level Diploma) Computing course in 2009 and then progressed to the final year of a degree course at Brunel University, returned to College to give a talk about the BrainRap invention. Micah also hosted a visit to Abbey Road to demonstrate the technology for music students from the UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music Performance and Production and HND Computing students.

BrainRap – developed in partnership with deep learning engineer C.J. Carr – listens to and analyses an artist’s work and generates lyric suggestions. The pair came up with the idea at an MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) hackathon software development event and the idea is now being developed at the Abbey Road Red music tech incubator.

Dr Darrell DeSouza, CEO & Group Principal of HCUC, said: Micah’s energy and creativity are without doubt an inspiration and it was fascinating to hear about the BrainRap invention and see it in action. It just goes to show what an incredible range of opportunities can come from studying technical qualifications.

Micah said: It was so great to be back at Uxbridge College again and to meet some of today’s students and to see the staff again too. College really helped me on my way and without it I am one hundred per cent sure I’d never be where I am now.

Dr DeSouza & Micah

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