BMO Lab Director David Rokeby was invited by the Vector Institute to give the inaugural Distinguished Lecture on Creativity and Artificial Intelligence. He described his presentation, ‘Creativity in the Age of Artificial Intelligence’ as follows:
Artificial Intelligence research has provided an abundance of powerful tools for artistic creation in visual arts, music and the literary arts. But amazing tools, in themselves, do not necessarily make for a better, more creative artist. Artists exploring the creative applications for Artificial Intelligence are overwhelmed by the remarkable possibilities coming out of AI research, and simultaneously awash in questions about what this all means for their role as artist. In what ways can AI systems make me a better artist? Can an AI become a better artist than me? And who is the real author of the work created in collaboration with these systems?– David Rokeby
David Rokeby explored these questions, reflecting on almost 4 decades spent creating through computation, and observing our human relationships with computational machines.
After the lecture, David sat down with Vector Faculty member Sageev Oore for an informal chat: