Panel Four: Can AI learn to be creative?

Panel Four: Can AI learn to be creative?

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Creativity could be described as a form of human expression that communicates emotionally and intellectually an individual’s thoughts and feelings concerning themes about self, dreams and visions, issues and relationships. All people are therefore creative. Creativity is about humanity.

This session, we will be exploring the implications and applications of Artificial Intelligence in our creative industries.

AI has achieved impressive feats on a creative level from the IBM’s Watson cognitive platform producing a trailer for the movie Morgan, to composing music and creating art pieces that critics can’t distinguish from human-created works.

We are starting to question how much involvement AI can or should have in the creative process, and how this could impact our creativity. What could the potential capabilities of AI be, in harnessing the best ideas created by humans?

With the speed of AI innovation, should we yield technology so that AI can create freely without supervision or direction, and should this be the goal even if technically feasible?

In this panel discussion, we will engage in dialogue and explore;
• Could AI be a new creative partner in the creative process?
• Can AI learn what would be truly beautiful?
• Can AI push human creativity as a whole?
• Could AI encourage us to be more creative?

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Gauthier Vernier, Co-Founder at OBVIOUS

Gauthier is one of the three members of Obvious, a collective that works on creating artworks that question the role of the artist in the creation process, by using tools that have their own inventiveness. By selling this type of artworks in the contemporary art market, Obvious launched the debate around this type of creative practices in collaboration with a machine.

Pip Jamieson, Founder & CEO of The Dots

Pip Jamieson is the Founder & CEO of The Dots (, dubbed ‘The next LinkedIn?’ by Forbes. The Dots is designed around the networking needs of ‘No Collar’ professionals – creators, freelancers, and entrepreneurs. As routine jobs become more automated, these No Collar professionals will represent the future workforce.

Lachlan Williams, Head of Strategy, R/GA

Lachlan has worked in creative & media agencies since 2004. His experience spans a wide spectrum of disciplines, including; brand planning, product and experience strategy, communication planning, interactive planning and content planning. And most recently has gone deep into the topic of Employee Experience.

Dr. Stylianos Kampakis, CEO of The Tesseract Academy

Dr. Stylianos Kampakis is an expert data scientist, with a PhD in Machine Learning and degrees in Artificial Intelligence, Statistics, Psychology, and Economics. Member of the Royal Statistical Society and honorary research fellow at the UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies. CEO and instructor at The Tesseract Academy and author of ‘The Decision Makers Handbook to Data Science’.

Kaustav Bhattacharya, Executive Technology Director EMEA at R/GA

Kaustav is responsible for the growth and transformation of R/GA’s technology offerings across the EMEA region and forging R/GA’s strategic alliances programme with world class technology innovation firms and service providers and vendors.

Kaustav has a formal background in artificial intelligence and software engineering. He has been involved in the field of web and mobile development, over the top video content delivery platforms, content management systems, CRM platforms, machine learning and eCommerce projects.

Leanne Page, Programme Director, Wunderman (WPP) Moderator

Over ten years in project/programme management, in commercial, government and international projects. Her expertise centres on agile project management, continuous improvement, planning and financing; she brings operational expertise that spans a broad range of functional and technical areas in such verticals as digital, energy, finance, events and communication. Now, working with leaders and teams to embed programmes that bring about change, focusing on; people, process, and the impact of Artificial Intelligence.

6.00pm – 7.00pm: Arrival, Creative/AI Demos, drinks & food
7.00 – 7.15pm: Panel introductions
7.15pm – 8.30pm: Panel Discussion + Q&A
8.30pm – 8.45pm: Creative/AI demos, networking, and drinks
9.00pm: Finish