AI & Creativity – Philippe Pasquier: Creative AI and Co-creation: Opportunities and Challenges

Creative AI is the scientific field that studies the partial or complete automation of creative tasks. Be it through the augmentation of existing creative software or through embedded real-time generation, these algorithms have a growing impact on creative practices. We will discuss the implications of such developments through a series of examples of systems developed at the Metacreation Lab in the fields of movement computing, affective computing, generative animation and moving images. From computer-assisted choreography to skeleton animation, from neural film to automatic VJing, we will discuss industrial deployments and artistic applications along with the ethical implications of these systems. Away from the fear of strong, sentient AI, taking over the world, what are the real implications for students, educators and professionals regarding these ongoing developments? What new creative processes are emerging, and how can one prepare for these transformations?