AI Artisans – Audio Version

Is machine creativity about to transform the way we think about the crafted and the mass produced?


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This week, a short note on AI and creativity.

This is founded in a thought I shared with the audience at last week’s NEXT Conference in Hamburg. Now, I want to share a slightly more developed version with you.

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Links in this week’s instalment

1. This week saw news that researchers at Rutgers University used an AI to complete Beethoven’s unfinished Tenth Symphony.

2. In a past NWSH, we saw how AI may in future offer artists and creators a new form of ghostly afterlife, which sees works in their unique style continue to be produced long after their death.

3. Brauer AI recently released their first beer, Deeper, which was created using machine learning.

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David Mattin sits on the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Consumption.