The Creativity Code

Will a computer ever compose a symphony, write a prize-winning novel, or paint a masterpiece? And if so, would we be able to tell the difference? Award-winning author and mathematician prof. Marcus du Sautoy explores the future of creativity and how machine learning will disrupt, enrich, and transform our understanding of what it means to be human.

Following his lecture, TU/e researchers dr. Kristina Andersen (Industrial Design) and dr. Jim Portegies (Mathematics and Computer Science) further illustrate how artists and scientists would like to harvest the creative power of AI.

Prof. dr. Marcus du Sautoy is the successor of Richard Dawkins as Simonyi professor for the public understanding of science. He is also a professor of mathematics at the University of Oxford. He is widely known for his work to popularize mathematics, appears regularly in the media and has written numerous academic articles and popular books on mathematics. His latest book The Creativity Code was published in 2019. The Dutch edition (De Code van Creativiteit) will appear in September 2020 at Uitgeverij Nieuwezijds.

This event was organized in cooperation with the TU/e Center for Humans & Technology, Eindhoven Young Academy of Engineering, and EAISI (Eindhoven AI Systems Institute).

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