The conference

Creative Cooking with Neurons

Artificial Intelligence. Not a day goes by these days without another article about a new skill the machines have learned again. Now they even seem to start challenging us humans in a field that we deemed to be exclusively ours: creativity. Maybe it's a good idea to hear a bit more about what this artificial creativity is really capable of and if it is something you should learn or be afraid of. But chances are that you are not a computer scientist, so how could you ever understand any of this? Don't despair, it's not that complicated. Actually, as you will hear in this talk, it is a bit like cooking. And you know how to boil an egg, don't you? No need to have studied the laws of thermodynamics or to have a degree in biology for that.


Mario Klingemann will show you some of his artistic experiments that use deep learning and neural networks to generate visuals - some of which might be considered "art". Along the way he will introduce you to some of the basic concepts behind this new way of creation and will tell you ways how you could try it for yourself.


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Mario Klingemann

Mario Klingemann is an artist working with algorithms and data. His long-term goal is to make himself redundant by programming and training intelligent machines that are able to create art autonomously. In order to reach that goal he investigates the possibilities that machine learning and artificial intelligence offer in understanding how creativity, culture and their perception work. An important part of this investigation is his work with digital cultural archives like the British Library’s, the Internet Archive’s or the collection of the Google Cultural Institute where he currently is artist in residence. He is a regular speaker on international art, design and media conferences, winner of the 2015 creative award of the British Library and his works have been shown at the Residenzschloß Dresden, the Centre Pompidou, Paris and the MoMA, New York.