Hybrid Talks 44 - Creative AI ?!

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What is the meaning of creativity in the age of artificial intelligence? Since the latest releases of ChatGPT, Midjourney or Stable Diffusion, discussions in science and art alternate between dystopian scenarios and limitless enthusiasm. If we look at the processes of artistic production or scientific research, the question increasingly arises whether generative AI tools merely reproduce, if not equal, the products of human creativity, or whether new or own forms of creativity emerge in dealing with them. What level of creativity can machines develop and what can they not? Is "creativity" even the right term to describe the way generative AI works? Is artistic access to AI limited to a playful exploitation of results that AI developers would rather clean up as flawed results of machine learning?

Our event on the topic of "Creative AI ?!" is intended to provide space both for the controversy surrounding the concept of creativity in the context of AI development and for reflections that recognize novel potential in the development of co-creative processes between humans and machines.

Contributions from:

  • Prof. Dr. Jörg Heiser

          UdK Berlin Art in Context | Art Theory, Art Criticism, Interdisciplinarity

  • Thomas Schnake

          TU BIFOLD | Machine Learning, Intelligent Data Analysis

  • Prof. Christiane Kühl

          UdK Berlin, Studium Generale | Interdisciplinary Artistic Practice and Theory

  • Birds on Mars

          AI Agency for human creativity, machine intelligence and organizational identity

The Hybrid Talks invite to mutual inspiration and networking. Representatives of different disciplines of the Campus Charlottenburg meet and illuminate the topic "Creative AI ?!" from their perspective in short presentations of 10 minutes each. Afterwards, they will discuss mutual insights, irritations and possible synergies. The exchange across the boundaries of individual disciplines will continue in a relaxed atmosphere afterwards.


Date: Thursday, October 19, 2023

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Location: Foyer of the UdK, Einsteinufer 43, Berlin

Organizer: Hybrid Plattform

Note: Admission free. No pre-registration required

Contact: Anne Kurr, anne.kurr@hybrid-plattform.org