A Real Startup Founder Ep 7

Maya is a founder at Wave.ai, a company that uses Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence to allow people to personalize their own songs in less than 5 minutes. This company managed to revolutionize the entire music industry! We talked about the transition from being an academia to the founder of a company including the surprises, the excitements, and the challenges. We also talked about finding investors, a company’s growth path, the importance of who you connect with, and the next steps for Wave.ai and their beta test that is scheduled to launch.

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Maya Bio and Info

Dr. Maya Ackerman, CEO and Co-Founder of Wave.ai, is a highly-esteemed computer science professor, a leading expert on computer creativity, and an opera singer. She is also the pioneer for an impending songwriting industry with AI-based technology, making songwriting more accessible to everyone. Dr. Ackerman’s research allows her to develop ALYSIA (www.withalysia.com), a machine-learning based system that allows anyone to create their own song in minutes.

By developing new AI technology to make songwriting more accessible, Dr. Ackerman and her team at Wave.ai strive to revolutionize the entire music industry, encapsulating all genres of music. Her team is currently organizing the world’s first opera set of solely computer generated songs.

Dr. Ackerman specializes in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Computational Creativity with over 26 publications displayed in leading venues. She has been on the program committee for all leading AI conferences and journals and has won numerous awards for her research.