Von: Lepa, Steffen via ak discourse
Datum: Wed, 7 Feb 2024
Betreff: [ak-discourse] CFP: AI in the Creative Industries: An Interdisciplinary Conference
AI in the Creative Industries: An Interdisciplinary Conference [EXTENDED DEADLINE]
7th June 2024
Hosted by Futureworks, Manchester UK
Artificial Intelligence has advanced extremely rapidly over the past months. Responses have been polarized; with some predicting the end of the world and others celebrating a technology with the potential to create a new industrial revolution. The biggest difference between these new algorithmic technologies and those that preceded them are the potential for new AI models to generate creative content. Visual art, photography, literature and digital scripting have been produced by AI, to varying levels of success. To the existing debates around AI (questions of ethics, consciousness, or cyborg theory, for example) have arisen new problems regarding the role of art and the artist in the age, not of mechanical reproduction, but mechanical production. Can a robot be creative?
This conference aims to bring together researchers from across media studies, music and sound, the visual arts, video games, film and TV, animation, sociology, history, literature, politics, philosophy and aesthetic theory, to interrogate the growing role of AI in the creative industries, its potentials (both negative and positive), and how we are to react to the rise of AI as both tool and creator.
Abstracts for 20-minute papers are welcomed on subjects including, but not limited to:
· AI creativity: is it truly creative?
· AI and transhumanism
· AI and the question of consciousness
· Copyright law and artificial intelligence
· Utilization of AI as a creative tool
· The depiction of AI in creative media
· The ethics of AI usage and its potential to help or harm
· The aesthetics of artificial intelligence
Please submit 250 word abstracts with accompanying 50-word bio and 5 keywords to organizer firstname.lastname@example.org by 29th February 2024. Submissions are encouraged from academics, postgraduate researchers and non-academic speakers alike. Creative practitioners are also welcome, as are those working in the production or utilization of AI.