Geraint Wiggins was educated at Brighton College & Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. He holds PhDs in artificial intelligence (specifically, computational linguistics) & in musical composition from the University of Edinburgh. He is currently Professor of Computational Creativity at Queen Mary University of London. From 2000 to 2004, he chaired the Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence & the Simulation of Behaviour, the UK learned society for AI & Cognitive Science. He was the founding chair of the international Association for Computational Creativity, & convened the first ever large conference on AI & creativity in 1999. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, & chair of the trustees of the Dilys Trust, a charity that supports students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds to attend high quality universities.

If a machine would want to produce music that sounds good to humans, it has to have some notion of what humans feel.