#Love Apparatus Talk

Can apparatus love? We don’t know for sure, but surely they can say things about love!

This artist talk will reflect on the development of the installation located in Highcross Shopping Centre (Eastgate Entrance) between 30 April and 13 May.  “#LoveApparatus” (@apparatus_love) has been specially created for the ART-AI FESTIVAL and is intended to deliver generative love text aphorisms based on postings to the twitter account “@apparatus_love”.

Fabrizio will be discussing the process of combining scrapping techniques, neural networks – using machine learning, an artificial intelligence technique – and his use of a social network account.

The public can interact with the apparatus by tweeting using the hashtag “#LoveApparatus”.  The work itself, analyses the public contributions using an algorithm to identify its level of ‘loveliness’, and the ones with a high score are fed into the network to generate future love quotes.

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AI in Recent Art Practice

This talk will give an overview of how artists and creative technologists are using and thinking about artificial intelligence. 

Over the past couple of years, there has been increasing interest in applying the latest advances in machine learning to creative projects in art, music, film, theatre and beyond. From Google's DeepDream and style transfer to the world's first computer-generated musical playing in London's West End, more and more creative AI projects are moving beyond the world of research and academia into the public eye. Likewise, the art world has been critically interpreting the impact of these technologies, highlighting the problems of bias, uniformity and surveillance.

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Luba Elliott is a curator and researcher specialising in artificial intelligence in the creative industries. She is currently working to educate and engage the broader public about the latest developments in creative AI through monthly meetups, talks and tech demonstrations. This year, she is curating Impakt Festival, a 5-day event with exhibitions, film screenings, and lectures around the theme of Post-Truth and AI.

Previously, she has organised workshops and exhibitions on art and AI for The Photographers’ Gallery, Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence and Google. Luba is also a member of the AI Think Tank Council of the British Interactive Media Association. Prior to that, she worked in start-ups, including the art collector database Larry’s List. She holds a degree in Modern Languages from Cambridge University and a Certificate in Design Thinking from Hasso-Plattner Institute in Potsdam.