Past Event

Is Artificial Intelligence the Future of Art?

May 30, 2019
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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The National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park Street, New York

Event Description:

On October 25, 2018, a major auction house offered a work of art created by Artificial Intelligence (AI) for sale. The painting sold for an astonishing $350,000. Did the sale reflect the draw of a singular moment—the first time an AI painting was up for auction—or did it reflect a pivotal turning point for the art market and art history, a bet that AI is the future of art?

Join speakers from the art world and academia to explore questions such as: What is creativity? What is originality? and Who or what can make art? 

Event Speakers: 

  • Ahmed Elgammal, Professor, Computer Science, Rutgers University and Director of the Art and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
  • Lindsay Griffith, International Head of Contemporary Editions, Christie’s
  • Matthew Jones, James R. Barker Professor of Contemporary Civilization and Leader of Big Data and Science Studies Research Cluster, Columbia University
  • Srividya Kannan Ramachandran, Researcher, Marketing Science at Facebook and Artist working in AI

Event Information: 

This event is free and open to the public however registration is required via Eventbrite

This panel discussion follows the opening conversation "Experiencing Art in the Age of AI." 

Presented by the Center for Science and Society and the National Arts Club

Organized by: 

  • Roshana Nabi, Project Manager, Center for Science and Society
  • Charlotte Kent, Assistant Professor of Visual Culture, Montclair State University and Education Chair, The National Arts Club

Image by Matteo Farinella.