AI, Creativity and Humanities

Paint and a brush.

The introduction of GANs (Generative Adversarial Networks) opened up new possibilities in content creation. GANs are now used in painting, composing music, poetry and creation of faces of non-existing persons. They are so good that Google has decided to decorate their Berlin office with painting created by AI; humans can only recognize 25% of faces generated artificially. These advancements open new possibilities, but they also bring in new threats. Artistic professions like painters, writers or models can be augmented by the increasingly better algorithms.

In this workshop, we discuss the opportunities and threats related to the use of AI for creative tasks. The goal is to find the golden middle between using the algorithms and retaining our human creativity. We intend to discuss the aspects related to creativity, humanities and the legal aspects of AI, such as who owns a painting created by AI.

Examples of discussion topics:

  • How far are we from pure AI creative humanities?
  • Which data is needed to work with AI for creativity?
  • What kind of competences do the artists in the AI-era need?
  • Who owns the rights to the work created by AI?

Tentative workshop contents:

  • Introduction and welcome
  • Keynote presentation
  • Presentation from participants
  • Open space workshop