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Night of Ideas - CreAItivity - Artificial Intelligence and Creativity

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Imperial College London

City and Guilds Building - Room 200

London, England SW7 2AZ

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AI is rapidly defying the realms of possibility as computer power breaks new boundaries in fields ranging from brain science, engineering and medicine to art, music and humanities. At the same time, it is influencing creative endeavours in mimicking the styles of great painters, writing literary prose, making films and music, and developing state-of-the-art cognitive computing experiences that can offer unique tools to benefit and understand humanity.


At this Night of Ideas panel debate, leading academics will debate cognition, creativity and artificial intelligence (AI), asking if human brain capacity be translated into technology, could AI be capable of creativity and imagination, and how creative can we be in a world of AI?

Attendees will be able to hear from:

  • Prof Simon Colton, Professor of Computational Creativity in the Department of Computing of Goldsmiths College, University of London
  • Dr Aldo Faisal, Director of the Brain & Behaviour Analytics Lab, Imperial College London
  • François Pachet, Director of Spotify Creator Technology Research Lab
  • Ann O’Dea, Silicon Republic Co-Founder and CEO, Inspirefest Founder

Before the discussion, attendees will also be able to explore an exhibition of AI technology and research in the main entrance and foyer area outside the lecture theatre from 6.00pm featuring

  • Turing’s Machine - travel back to the genesis of the computer revolution with Marc Raynaud, Professor emeritus of mathematics and inventive practitioner, who will demonstrate a prototype of a Turing Machine in the main entrance.
  • Dancing Drones - Jean-Dominique Lauwereins, CEO at BeTomorrow and CTO at Dronisos will showcase a disruptive drone show.
  • The AI Film Critic - Decide whether to trust an AI film reviewer as it struggles to make movie recommendations based on our online reviews with Francesca Toni, Imperial College London Professor of Computational logic.
  • The Painting Fool - decide whether the ‘painting fool’, a computer programme, should be taken seriously – one day – as a creative artist in its own right, with Simon Colton, Professor in Digital Games Technology (Falmouth) and Computational Creativity (Goldsmiths).
  • The Drawing Robot – Patrick Tresset, a London based French artist who uses robotics to investigate human artistic activities, will present RNP, his theatrical drawing robot. How will you react?
  • Seeing the Future - Pierre-Frederic Jaffre, Chief of Staff, Data and AI, at Microsoft will showcase Microsoft's app for visually-impaired people, amongst other innovations.

CreAItivity forms part of Night of Ideas: Brave New Worlds, which will be held in several venues in South Kensington from 4pm to midnight and is based on the theme “Power to the Imagination”... read more

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18.00 - 19.00 - AI Exhibition and Turing's Machine Demo (with drinks and canapés)
19.00 - 20.15 - Presentations and Panel debate

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Imperial College London

City and Guilds Building - Room 200

London, England SW7 2AZ

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