Room 207a, Level 2, Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Age Level

14-18 18+
11:30 am - 12:15 pm

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

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 will be repeated from 2:00-2:45pm.

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Presented by:

Dr. Marcus du Sautoy

University of Oxford

Dr. Marcus du Sautoy is the Charles Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science and Professor of Mathematics at Oxford University. His many honors include the Berwick Prize of…

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Institute for Advanced Study (IAS)

The Institute for Advanced Study (IAS), founded in 1930 as an independent institution in Princeton, New Jersey, is one of the world’s leading centers for basic research in the sciences…

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