Techonomy@SXSW: When AI Takes Over the Arts

Get a taste of SXSW with this discussion on the relationship between technology and the arts. It gets at the heart of what it means to be human — and if that is, in fact, uniquely human. Will technology augment the creative process or replace it?

Is the next great artist coming from a computer lab?
Is the next great artist coming from a computer lab?

Are algorithms the next generation of artists? The relationship between technology and its effect on jobs has been a long-standing debate. Some argue that automation replaces common repetitive tasks, allowing humans to be more efficient and creative. But advancements in AI, machine learning, and computer vision are enabling computers to not only curate, but create new content. Will technology augment the creative process or threaten to replace it?

Speakers:

  • Nancy Giordano, Futurist
  • Josh Kampel, President, Techonomy Media
  • Byron Reese, CEO, GigaOM
  • Shaku Selvakumar, Founder & CEO, BraveCenter

View the full discussion here.

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