Expanded Animation Symposium

Expanded Animation: AI & Creativity

Huoston Rodrigues, Philippe Pasquier (CA), Martin Pichlmair (AT/DK)

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Samstag, 10. September 2022, 15:30 - 17:00
Alle Termine werden in der Mitteleuropäischen Sommerzeit (MESZ / UTC+2) angegeben.
Ars Electronica Center, Sky Loft (Floor 3)
+ via the livestream of the Ars Electronica Channel

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Creative AI and Co-creation: Opportunities and Challenges

Philippe Pasquier (CA)

SAT 10.9. 15:30 – 16:15

Creative AI is the scientific field that studies the partial or complete automation of creative tasks. Be it through the augmentation of existing creative software or through embedded real-time generation, these algorithms have a growing impact on creative practices. We will discuss the implications of such developments through a series of examples of systems developed at the Metacreation Lab in the fields of movement computing, affective computing, generative animation and moving images. From computer-assisted choreography to skeleton animation, from neural film to automatic VJing, we will discuss industrial deployments and artistic applications along with the ethical implications of these systems. Away from the fear of strong, sentient AI, taking over the world, what are the real implications for students, educators and professionals regarding these ongoing developments? What new creative processes are emerging, and how can one prepare for these transformations?

Creative Challenges in Artificial Intelligence

Dr. Martin Pichlmair (AT/DK)

SAT 10.9. 16:15 – 17:00

Recent years have shown incredible progress within the field of artificial intelligence. Especially the domain of machine learning has achieved a number of remarkable milestones. Computers suddenly can beat humans at Go, can create credible portraits of people who do not exist, and can appear sentient enough to seemingly hire a lawyer. What does this mean for art and creativity? How will a future look in which human creators work hand in hand with machines of loving grace? On this journey to new forms of creative expression, we will encounter ethical challenges and cross some legal minefields, to arrive at new perspectives on creativity.