Intelligent Machines that Learn with Memo Akten

Image of Memo Akten, sipping a drink on a leather couch in outer space

As machines become 'smarter', more autonomous and ubiquitous, how does this impact human creativity, and the role of the artist? In this talk, I'll briefly cover some of my own meanderings in this area, particularly within the context of the recent developments in machine learning. This includes explorations in i) real-time, interactive computational systems to augment artistic, creative expression, ii) semi-autonomous systems for human-machine collaborative creativity, and iii) reflecting on how we make sense of the world, projecting meaning onto noise. 

The journey for each of us begins here. We’re going to explore the cosmos in a ship of the imagination, unfettered by ordinary limits on speed and size, drawn by the music of cosmic harmonies. It can take us anywhere in space and time. Perfect as a snowflake, organic as a dandelion seed, it will carry us to worlds of dreams and worlds of facts. Come with me.