Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology permeates the music industry, ranging from management systems for recording studios to recommendation systems for online commercialisation of music through the Internet. ICCMR is developing technology to enable machines to listen and create sounds interactively. We are interested in developing AI to harness human musical creativity rather than AI to replace musicians. To this end we are developing tools for models of AI musicianship, combining the development of computational models for audio analysis, interaction and sound synthesis. We are pioneering the development of AI tools for generating sound effects from spoken descriptions and images.