The notions of creativity and consciousness raise fundamental questions. Thirty years ago, these notions were not even recognized in animals, but things are changing. In a world where artificial intelligences are emerging, where the notion of creativity is no longer the prerogative of humans, and where intellectual property is being rethought, what relationships and frameworks should be considered when dealing with AI?
Saturday 16 October 2021
16h30 – 18h00
Théâtre Saint-Gervais, Geneva
LIMITED NUMBER OF PLACES
Professor of Music Psychology and Improvisation, University of Edinburgh
Raymond MacDonald is a Professor of Music Psychology and Improvisation at the University of Edinburgh and a registered health psychologist, saxophonist and composer. His current research focuses on issues related to improvisation, music communication, health and well-being through music, music education, and musical identities. His work is based on a vision of improvisation as a unique social, collaborative and creative process that offers opportunities to develop new ways of thinking and working creatively.
Professor and researcher neuroscience University of Geneva, Switzerland
David Rudrauf is a professor of psychology at the University of Geneva and heads the Laboratory for Multimodal Modeling of Emotion and Feeling. His team works on the emergence of empathic robotics for the Swiss Confederation and develops European and Swiss projects with multidisciplinary consortia on artificial awarness and empathic robotics..
Professor, University of Ottawa, Canada
Professor Salah Basalamah has developed strong expertise in copyright. He examines its cultural, political and ethical implications from a post-colonial perspective. He questions copyright as commodification of intellectual production and as an instrument of the cultural imperialism of globalization. The parallels to be drawn with artificial intelligence and its “creations” make sense in the current momentum of new creative perspectives with AI.
Artistic Director AiiA festival
rained as a filmmaker and passionate about manipulating light, sound and video in various contexts. Between 2013 and 2017, he was the artistic and organizational co-director of the contemporary dance company Neopost Foofwa in Geneva. In 2018, he is fully dedicated to his own projects including the creation of DAI, artist with artificial intelligence. A joint project with sculptor Martin Rautenstrauch and engineer Timothy O’Hear, exhibited in Basel, for the opening of the Museum Tinguely.