Molly Wright Steenson is a designer, writer, speaker, and professor. Her work focuses on the intersection of design, architecture and artificial intelligence. She is a professor at Carnegie Mellon’s School of Design and author of Architectural Intelligence: How Designers and Architects Created the Digital Landscape. In her keynote speech, Molly gave an overview of design and AI in a historical perspective while she at the same time busted some myths – one of them being that AI is a new phenomenon. This is a keynote speech from Internetdagarna 2017 in Stockholm, Sweden, arranged by us at The Internet Foundation in Sweden (IIS) https://www.internetdagarna.se. We are responsible for the Swedish top level domain and developing the Swedish internet. Follow us on twitter, we are @iis for English speakers and @stiftelsen in Swedish. ——– Molly Wright Steenson är designer, författare och internationell föredragshållare. Hennes arbete är inriktat på skärningspunkten mellan design, arkitektur och artificiell intelligens. Hon är professor på Carnegie Mellon’s School of Design och författare till Architectural Intelligence: How Designers and Architects Created the Digital Landscape. Molly Wright Steenson drog en överblick över design och AI i ett historisk perspektiv och slog hål på flera myter bland annat att AI är något nytt. Mer om Internetdagarna: https://www.internetdagarna.se
Molly Wright Steenson is the K&L Gates Associate Professor of Ethics & Computational Technologies at Carnegie Mellon University & Senior Associate Dean for Research in the College of Fine Arts. A designer, writer, and international speaker, she is the author of Architectural Intelligence: How Designers and Architects Created the Digital Landscape (MIT Press, 2017), which traces the radical history of AI’s impact on design and architecture, and the co-editor of the forthcoming book Bauhaus Futures (MIT Press, 2019). Molly cut her teeth on the Web in 1994 and has worked at groundbreaking design studios, consultancies, and Fortune 500 companies. She holds a PhD in Architecture from Princeton University and a master’s in architectural history from the Yale School of Architecture. In this talk, Molly Wright Steenson explores the work of four architects in the 1960s and 1970s who incorporated elements of interactivity into their work. Christopher Alexander, Richard Saul Wurman, Cedric Price, and Nicholas Negroponte and the MIT Architecture Machine Group all incorporated technologies—including cybernetics and artificial intelligence—into their work and influenced digital design practices from the late 1980s to the present day.