Artificial intelligence and art: can we programme creativity?
Event schedule details
Saturday 18 June
Event location details
Flett Lecture Theatre
Natural History Museum
Generative art is a form of art that's generated randomly, either by using autonomous machines or algorithms. In digital art, a computer follows rules to produce new works for the artist. Why is generative art of interest and what in terms of meaning does it tell us about ourselves, nature and our minds?
Join the panel to discuss the potential of artificial intelligence in artistic practice and its ability to reshape our understanding of creativity.
- Sofia Crespo is a Lisbon-based visual artist who uses artificial intelligence to create speculative living organisms that exist in the gap between real biological species and our perception and understanding of what ‘life’ is.
- Professor Murray Shanahan is an artificial intelligence researcher at Imperial and Google DeepMind. He researches artificial intelligence, robotics, and cognitive science.
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Image: Soft sea of awareness by Sofia Crespo
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