Ars Electronica Garden Silicon Valley

AI x MUSIC: Artificial Creativity or Enhanced Humanity

The Grid (US/EU), Christine Payne (US), Monica Dinculescu (US), Ali Nikrang (AT), Clara Blume (AT/US)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
All times are given in Central European Summer Time (CEST / UTC +2).
Livestream + Ars Electronica New World Channel

The music industry was transformed drastically over the past couple of decades. For better or worse, these developments are tied to technological advancements and a rapidly adapting consumer behavior. Tech companies are invested in a future where AI forms an indispensable part of the creative process. Recent breakthroughs are already paving the way for music that is entirely created and performed by algorithms.

But does that make AI an artist? This panel of experts will explore the blurry line separating the artist from the machine and discuss questions of authorship, human and artificial creativity, while also comparing different philosophical and creative approaches in Europe and the US.


  • Christine Payne (US), OpenAI, Multimodal Team Manager & Member of Technical Staff
  • Monica Dinculescu (US), Google Magenta Software Engineer
  • Ali Nikrang (AT), Ars Electronica Futurelab, Key Researcher & Artist
  • Moderated by Clara Blume (AT/US), The Grid: Exposure, Curatorial Co-Directors

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This panel is part of the AIxMusic Festival, a S+T+ARTS flagship event, organised by Ars Electronica and the European Commission.

European Commission