Frontiers Talk: Art in the Age of AI: Can Computers Create Art?
Event Type
Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning
Deep Learning
Interest Areas
Arts & Design
New Technologies
Research & Education
Presentation Types
In Person
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Full Conference Supporter
Full Conference
Exhibitor Experience
Exhibitor Additional Experience
Experience Plus
Exhibitor Additional Full Conference
Exhibitor Full Conference
This session WILL NOT be recorded.
TimeWednesday, 10 August 20228am - 8:45am PDT
LocationWest Building, Room 109-110
DescriptionCan AI algorithms make art, and be considered artists? Within the past decade, the growth of new neural network algorithms has enabled exciting new artforms with considerable public interest, including DeepDream, GANs, VAEs, and diffusion models like DALL-E and Imagen. These tools raise recurring questions about their status as creators and their effect on the arts. In this talk, I will discuss how these developments parallel the development of previous artistic technologies, like oil paint, photography, and traditional computer graphics. I argue that art is a social phenomenon, and discuss possible—but very unlikely—scenarios for when these algorithms could someday be considered artists.