1st Whitehead Lecture of the 2019-20 season:
Dr. Aaron Hertzmann, from Adobe Research, will discuss this new frontier of AI: being creative, and if so, how?
Aaron will discuss whether computers, using Artificial Intelligence (AI), could create art. He will cover the history of automation in art, examining the hype and reality of AI tools for art together with predictions about how they will be used. Aaron will also discuss different scenarios for how an algorithm could be considered the author of an artwork, which, he argues, comes down to questions of why we create and appreciate artwork.
Aaron Hertzmann is a Principal Scientist at Adobe, Inc., and Affiliate Faculty at University of Washington. He received a BA in computer science and art & art history from Rice University in 1996, and a PhD in computer science from New York University in 2001. He was a Professor at University of Toronto for 10 years, and has also worked at Pixar Animation Studios and Microsoft Research. He has published over 90 papers in computer graphics, computer vision, machine learning, robotics, human-computer interaction, and art. He is an ACM Fellow.
Images created by the speaker with AI-driven site Ganbreeder.app
Location details for the event: https://www.gold.ac.uk/find-us/places/professor-stuart-hall-building-psh/
Available (in open access) relevant article by A. Hertzmann:
Academic page (University of Toronto)
Dates & times
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|2 Oct 2019
6:00pm - 7:30pm
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