This British Library Digital Research event may be of interest Digital Humanities scholars.
Digital Conversation 11: Portrait of the Machine as a Young Artist
Thursday, 18 February 2016 from 18:00 to 20:00
British Library (1st floor Staff Restaurant) – 96 Euston Road London, UK NW1 2DB
In this evening conversation we take a look at Computational Creativity, a discipline operating at the intersection of Artificial Intelligence and Philosophy of Mind. Researchers are exploring the development of artificially cognitive systems through the construction of machines and algorithms that go some way towards modelling how our own creative processes function, resulting in creative works of art, theatre, music and poetry in their own right. Join us for presentations and a lively panel discussion on human consciousness and artistry, what it means to create, and tensions between AI and current copyright regimes.
Free, booking essential: http://bit.ly/1ZztPFv
Dr. Simon Colton, Painting Fool
Tom Hedges, Generating jazz lead sheets
Stephen McGregor, Vector space-models and Poetic Creativity
Dr. Burkhard Schafer, Copyright, law and ethics of machine co-production
Moderator: Dr. Anna Jordanous
Digital Conversations is a quarterly evening talk series at British Library hosted by the Digital Research Team. At these events we invite inspirational and creative individuals over to share short, thought-provoking presentations around a topic relating to the digital transformations in research.