Metronaut is a unique AI-Powered mobile App for amateur musicians! Metronaut allows musicians to Practice and learn thousands of masterpieces while getting feedback and being accompanied by high-quality backing tracks that adapts to them as they practice.
Chosen by Apple as Editor’s Choice for two consecutive years, Metronaut is empowering hundreds of thousands musicians worldwide in 21 languages by helping them to enjoy practicing music.
Learn more: https://metronautapp.com
Arshia Cont is the CEO and Co-founder of the Music Tech Startup Antescofo, behind the mobile Application Metronaut, since 2016. While a teenager, Arshia was struggling to decide between his passions for music and sciences. He is happy he never did. After completing a PhD in Computer Music in UC San Diego, he served as research scientist between 2008 and 2016 at IRCAM, a center dedicated to fostering music technology and artistic creativity; and head of the MuTant research team at INRIA. In the same period, he acted as the director of Research/Creativity Interfaces in the institute where he founded the Ircam Musical Research Residency program and pushed Ircam Forum to the social network era.
He created the award-winning Antescofo technology in 2008, joining artificial intelligence and music in real-time computer-human experience, while working with composers and musicians which has since been featured in concerts and performances with prestigious ensembles worldwide. He is the author of 50+ papers in international journals and conferences on Computer Music. His PhD was awarded the SPECIF Gilles Kahn prize in 2009 by the French Academy of Science. In 2016, he co-founded the Antescofo start up, a MIDEM and SXSW Finalist, aiming to bring its benefits to greater public.