Room 202b, Level 2, Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Age Level

14-18 18+
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

2019 Festival: The Creativity Code: The Art of Algorithms and the Algorithms of Art

Presenters: Dr. Marcus du Sautoy and Institute for Advanced Study (IAS)

As a species, we have an extraordinary ability to create works of art that elevate, expand and transform what it means to be human. Yet some believe that the new developments in AI and machine learning are so sophisticated that they can learn what it means to be human – that they can crack the creativity code. Based on his new book Dr. Marcus du Sautoy examines what these new developments might mean, for both the creative arts and his own subject, mathematics. Are there limits to what algorithms can achieve, or might they be able to perfectly mimic human creativity? Could they even help mathematicians to see more deeply into the complex mathematical problems with which we so often wrestle?

This lecture is generously supported by the Charles and Lisa Simonyi Fund for Arts and Sciences.

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This presentation repeats the session taking place from 11:30am – 12:15pm.

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