Artificial Intelligence & the Future of Creativity. Presented with Carnegie Mellon University

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Watch online 2021-11-03 7:00 pm 2021-11-03 8:30 pm America/New_York Artificial Intelligence & the Future of Creativity. Presented with Carnegie Mellon University - Alphabet City

This is a virtual-only event streamed on  City of Asylum’s virtual platform, City of Asylum @ Home.

Join us for a lively cross-disciplinary conversation that asks “what is the role of AI in creativity? Should there be a role?” 

Creativity is considered by many as the new frontier of Artificial Intelligence. And yet, many others consider creativity a process that is truly human, and therefore not bound by quantifiable rules like most AI problems. 

Three experts from Carnegie Mellon University—a worldwide leader in AI—and the University of Pittsburgh will explore the intersection of technology in creative practices including music, architecture, and literature. Together they’ll explore how AI will, and should, shape the future of human creativity.

This panel is presented in partnership with the K&L Gates Endowment for Ethics and Computational Technologies at Carnegie Mellon. It’s presented in a series of online public engagement events debating issues of AI ethics, held throughout 2021. 

Featured panelists: 

             Joshua Bard is an architectural educator conducting applied research at the intersection of construction culture and robotic technology. He also works with historians, material scientists, and tradespeople immersed in theoretical and tacit knowledge of building construction. Associate Professor in the School of Architecture and Associate Head for Design Research, Carnegie Mellon University. 


            Roger B. Dannenberg is Emeritus Professor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. A trumpet player, composer, and scientist, he is known internationally for his pioneering work in Computer Music and as co-creator of Audacity, the world’s most popular audio editing software.


            Annette Vee is Associate Professor of English and Director of the Composition Program at the University of Pittsburgh, where she teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on digital composing, pedagogy, and computational culture. Her current research interests include blockchain architecture, digital art and automating writing from amanuenses to AI.

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November 3, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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