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Announcing the winner of the AWS DeepComposer Chartbusters The Sounds of Science challenge

We’re excited to announce the top 10 compositions and the winner of the AWS DeepComposer Chartbusters The Sounds of Science challenge. AWS DeepComposer provides a creative and hands-on experience for learning generative AI and machine learning (ML). Chartbusters is a global monthly challenge where you can use AWS DeepComposer to create original compositions and compete to top the charts and win prizes. To participate in The Sounds of Science, developers composed background music for a video clip using the Autoregressive CNN (AR-CNN) algorithm and edited notes with the newly launched Edit melody feature to better match the provided video.

Top 10 compositions

The high-quality submissions made it challenging for our judges to select the chart-toppers. Our panel of experts—Kesha Williams, Sally Revell, and Prachi Kumar—selected the top 10 ranked compositions by evaluating the quality of the music, creativity, and how well the music matched the video clip.

The winner of The Sounds of Science is… (cue drum roll) Sungin Lee! You can listen to his winning composition and the top 10 compositions on SoundCloud or on the AWS DeepComposer console. The top 10 compositions for the Sounds of Science challenge are:

Sungin will receive an AWS DeepComposer Chartbusters gold record and will tell his story in an upcoming post, right here on the AWS ML blog.

Congratulations, Sungin Lee!

It’s time to move on to the next Chartbusters challengeTrack or Treat, which is Halloween-themed. The challenge launches today and is open until October 23rd, 2020.

About the Author

Maryam Rezapoor is a Senior Product Manager with AWS AI Ecosystem team. As a former biomedical researcher and entrepreneur, she finds her passion in working backward from customers’ needs to create new impactful solutions. Outside of work, she enjoys hiking, photography, and gardening.