What can AI do for Arts, Culture & Creativity Research at UoM

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On 15th December 2021, we hosted the event ’What can AI do for Arts, Culture & Creativity Research at UoM?’. This was a cross-theme event between the Digital Futures Creative & Heritage and Data Science & AI themes.

This exciting event highlighted and mapped out expertise, strengths and possible directions and areas of future development on AI in arts, languages, culture, and heritage at the University of Manchester. Researchers from across the Digital Futures network gave spotlight presentations on their work in this area.

Our talks included:

  • Welcome and Context: Dr Kostas Arvanitis, Digital Futures Creative and Heritage Lead
  • AI Trends, Directions and UoM Strengths: Professor Sophia Ananiadou, Deputy Director, Institute for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence
  • Discovering Novel Pathways through Collections: A Museum Recommender System: Lukas Noehrer, PhD candidate and Co-Organiser of the Alan Turing Institute AI&Arts Group
  • Experimenting with AI in the Library: Pete Morris, Library Applications Developer, University of Manchester Library
  • Sad Dog Eating: Composition strategies, hybridisation and distributed creativity with Machine Learning: Zakiya Leeming, Doctoral Composer at the Centre for Practice and Research in Science and Music (PRiSM), Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM)
  • Classifying Biometric Data for Novel Musical Expression within Composition: Chris Rhodes, PhD Candidate in Music Composition at NOVARS Research Centre
  • AURA MACHINE: Machine Learning & Musique Concrete : Vicky Clarke, Artist in Residence, NOVARS, European Art-Science-Technology Network for Digital Creativity


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