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ARTificial Intelligence: AI and Creativity

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100 Queens Park

Signy and Cléophée Eaton Theatre, Level 1B

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ARTificial Intelligence: AI and Creativity

Machines are playing increasingly significant roles in creative activities such as music, architecture, poetry, visual and performing arts, as well as science. This distinguished lecture series will take a look at the evolving and complex relationship between AI and the human creative process. How might AI assist and augment human creativity? How might it enhance our understanding of, and access to, the creative arts? What new questions does this interaction give rise to?

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David Rokeby

Tuesday, April 30th, 2PM - 3PM

Title: Making Art in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence research has provided an abundance of powerful tools for artistic creation in visual arts, music and the literary arts. But amazing tools, in themselves, do not necessarily make for a better, more creative artist. Artists exploring the creative applications for Artificial Intelligence are overwhelmed by the remarkable possibilities coming out of AI research, and simultaneously awash in questions about what this all means for their role as artist. In what ways can AI systems make me a better artist? Can an AI become a better artist than me? And who is the real author of the work created in collaboration with these systems?

David Rokeby will explore these questions, reflecting on almost 4 decades spent creating through computation, and observing our human relationships with computational machines.

David is an installation artist based in Toronto and the 2018-2019 Jackman Humanities Institute Artist-in-Residence at the University of Toronto. He is a recipient of a Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts (Canada), a Prix Ars Electronica Golden Nica for Interactive Art (Austria), and a “BAFTA” award (U.K). His interests have ranged from the issues of digital surveillance in such works as Watch (1995), Guardian Angel (2002) and Sorting daemon (2003) to critical examination of the differences between the human and artificial intelligence (e.g. The giver of Names, 1991; and n—cha(n)t, 2001).


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Royal Ontario Museum

Signy and Cléophée Eaton Theatre, Level 1B

Enter through the President’s Choice School Entrance at Queen’s Park, south of Bloor

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Royal Ontario Museum

100 Queens Park

Signy and Cléophée Eaton Theatre, Level 1B

Toronto, ON M5S 2C6

Canada

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