François Pachet

Director of Creator Technology Research Lab, Spotify

François Pachet (b. 1964) is Director of the Spotify Creator Technology Research Lab since 2017. At Spotify, he designs the next generation of AI-based tools for musicians. Prior to Spotify, François Pachet has been director of the SONY Computer Science Laboratory Paris. At SONY, he set up a music research working on interactive music listening, composition and performance. He conducted the ERC-funded Flow Machines project, during which he developed technologies for style imitation under user constraints. This project produced the first mainstream music title: Daddy’s car. He then created the label Flow Records, which released Hello World, the first music album composed with Artificial Intelligence. Hello World is the result of the collaboration between AI, Benoit Carré (aka SKYGGE), and many other musicians.