Recent developments of GenerativeAI algorithms attracted a lot of media frenzy. The capabilities of GenerativeAI tools have grown exponentially in the past years and months causing concerns amongst researchers, scientists and the general public about how this technology can potentially be used in various industries and, especially, to produce realistically-looking (but factually ‘fake’) representations of reality. In this talk, we will specifically discuss how AI-generated images, videos or text may affect the future of artistic and creative industries. We will attempt to explore and answer questions such as:
- Should artists be afraid of AI or can they actually benefit from it?
- Can AI help people discover their artistic potential by using GenerativeAI as a prototyping tool?
- How to spot a ‘fake’ AI-generated art?
- Can AI-generated art co-exist with art created by humans?
- What is the value of an AI-generated art?
The webinar will be run and moderated by Simon Walkowiak – director at Mind Project Limited and a Ph.D. researcher in Artificial Intelligence at the Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (University College London) and the Alan Turing Institute in London.
Resources and further reading
This section lists selected online resources and references to further reading which are relevant to the topic of this webinar:
- https://developers.google.com/machine-learning/gan/gan_structure – an overview of GAN structure by Google,
- Hugging Face – the AI community with open-source pre-trained Machine Learning models including GenerativeAI approaches,
- https://www.midjourney.com/showcase/recent/ – a community showcase of works generated with the use of Midjourney’s GenerativeAI tool,
- OpenArt.AI – a platform allowing users to generate their art using GenerativeAI models; free credits available,
- “Why Did ‘Balenciaga Pope’ Go Viral?” – an article by Forbes, 27th of March 2023,
- “Republicans Share An Apocalyptic AI-Powered Attack Ad Against Biden: Here’s How To Spot A Deepfake” – an article by Forbes, 25th of April 2023,
- “An AI-Generated Picture Won an Art Prize. Artists Aren’t Happy.” (paywall) – an article by The New York Times, 2nd of September 2022,
- “AI wins art competition: Is imputing text prompts enough to become an artist?” – a blog article at Dataconomy, 26th of September 2022,
- “Is artificial intelligence set to become art’s next medium?” – an early (2018) example of AI-generated art being sold by Christie’s; a blog article at Christie’s website, 12th of December 2018,
- Neural Glitch / Mistaken Identity (2018) – an example of art created by human artists – Mario Klingemann in this case, who uses GANs as a tool to produce his works.
Who is this webinar for?
This webinar is a short 1-hour online event which is targeted at anyone interested in GenerativeAI methods, their computational implementations, practical applications and their influence on the future of creative arts and design industries. The event will also be of interest to those who learn about new data science, technology and AI developments, and those who explore the overlapping areas and intersections of sciences and arts.
This event is part of the “AI-Friendly” series of live webinars open to the general public and organised by Mind Project Ltd. The webinar is completely free-of-charge to attend, however the prior registration is required. Once registered for the event, you will receive an email with Joining Instructions. You can register more than 1 person on this webinar – each registered attendee will receive a separate email explaining how to join the event. Our open-to-public webinars are run via the Microsoft Teams application.
The webinar will run for approximately 1 hour. It will be run live and moderated by Mind Project employees, however other external guests might be invited to take part in a panel session or as interviewees. As an attendee, you may ask questions, discuss the topic and interact with other participants of this webinar. You can also message us during and after the webinar by using the Chat functionality within Microsoft Teams application.
This webinar will be recorded, but access to the recording will be restricted to registered attendees only. As the webinar will be recorded, you will enter the meeting with your camera and microphone switched off to protect your privacy, however feel free to unmute yourself and turn the camera on when you ask questions or participate in the discussion.
Webinar date: Monday, 18th of September 2023, 15:30 – 16:30 (London, UK time)
Deadline for registrations: Monday, 18th of September 2023, 15:00 (London, UK time)