AI vs art: Can the machine be creative? | Ahmed Elgammal | TEDxBratislava

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Ahmed will present to us the algorithm that can define the creativity level in art works. As well, he will also try to answer the question whether AI can replace the artist in the future.

Ahmed nám predstaví algoritmus, ktorý dokáže určiť mieru kreativity v umeleckých dielach. Taktiež sa pokúsi zodpovedať otázku, či môže v budúcnosti umelá inteligencia nahradiť umelca. Dr. Ahmed Elgammal is a professor at the Department of Computer Science and Executive Council Faculty at the Center for Cognitive Science at Rutgers University. He is the founder and director of the Art and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at Rutgers. Dr. Elgammal is also the founder and CEO of Artrendex, a startup that builds innovative AI technology for the creative domain. Prof. Elgammal published over 160 peer-reviewed papers, book chapters, and books in the fields of computer vision, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. His research on knowledge discovery in art history and AI art generation, received wide international media attention, including reports on the Washington Post, New York Times, NBC News, the Daily Telegraph, Science News, New Scientist, and many others. In 2017, an Artsy editorial acclaimed his work on AI generated art as “the biggest artistic achievement of the year”. In 2016, a TV segment about his research, produced for PBS, has won an Emmy award. He received the National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 2006. Dr. Elgammal received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from the University of Maryland, College Park, in 2000 and 2002, respectively.

Dr. Ahmed Elgammal je profesorom na Katedre informatiky a fakulte Výkonnej rady v Centre pre kognitívne vedy na Rutgers University. Je zakladateľom a riaditeľom laboratória pre umenie a umelú inteligenciu na univerzite Rutgers. Dr. Elgammal je zakladateľom a súčasne generálnym riaditeľom spoločnosti Artrendex, čo je start-up, ktorý vytvára inovatívnu technológiu AI pre kreatívnu oblasť. Profesor Elgammal publikoval viac ako 160 recenzovaných článkov, kapitol kníh a samotné knihy v oblastiach počítačového videnia, učenia strojov a umelej inteligencie. Jeho výskum o objavovaní vedomostí v dejinách umenia a generoví umenia umelou inteligenciou získal širokú pozornosť medzinárodných médií vrátane Washington Post, New York Times, NBC News, Daily Telegraph, Science News, New Scientist a mnohých ďalších. V roku 2017 deklarovalo vydavateľstvo Artsy jeho prácu o dielach generovaných umelou inteligenciou ako “najväčší umelecký úspech roka”. V roku 2016 získal televízny segment o jeho výskume, produkovaný pre PBS, ocenenie Emmy. V roku 2006 získal Cenu National Science Foundation CAREER. Dr Elgammal získal titul M.Sc. a Ph.D. stupňa v informatike z University of Maryland, College Park, v roku 2000 a 2002, v uvedenom poradí. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at


Alok sheoran says:

What problem they are solving

Fingerdraw says:

Great talk, do you have your code open source somewhere to try out?

Chance Mcgee says:

Terrible description of creativity. It says nothing of utility, transformation of society through usefulness, or truth and beauty. As a painter it’s difficult to listen to people compare Andy Warhol to Leonardo da Vinci or Picasso to Caravaggio. Classical art isn’t simply a style, it’s a fundamentally different conception of man. Classical art does not view beauty and truth as independent of each other, but rather as that which is the illumination of what is true. It if you don’t believe in epistemological truth, apart from mathematics you will never understand creativity. And most people talking about artificial intelligence have no idea of virtue, truth or the sublime. Just stop ✋

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