Artificial Intelligence Art and Aesthetics Research Group (AIAARG)

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The 16th AI Art & Aesthetics Research Meeting "AI Aesthetics and the Machinery"
Artificial Intelligence Art and Aesthetics Exhibition Symposium 06

* Record [J]


  • [Date]

    • January 8, 2018 14:00-19:00
  • [Venue]

    • Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) Auditorium
  • [Lecture]

    • Fuminori Akiba
      Associate Professor, Graduate School of Informatics, Nagoya University (aesthetics and art theory)
    • Elena Knox
      Performing and media artist. JSPS Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Intermedia Art and Science, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan
    • Akihiro Kubota
      Professor, Art & Media Course, Department of Information Design, Tama Art University
  • Moderator: Kenji Doya (OIST), Hideki Nakazawa (AIAARG)
  • [Entrance Fee]

    • Free
    • Simultaneous interpretation (J/E)
  • [Organizer]

    • Artificial Intelligence Art and Aesthetics Research Group (AIAARG)
  • [In collaboration with]

    • Goethe Institut
    • In collaboration with: Goethe-Institut Tokyo, as a part of "A Better Version of 人", a common project by the Goethe-Institutes in East Asia
  • [Sponsored by]

    • Kakenhi on Innovative Areas: Artificial Intelligence and Brain Science
    • Post-K Exploratory Challenge: Whole-brain Simulation and Brain-style AI

Lecture Content

  • "AI Aesthetics and the Machinery"
    Fuminori Akiba

    • There are two things I want to talk about. They are about the title of this exhibition: Artificial intelligence Art and Aesthetics. First, what is the purpose of aesthetics, who is the subject of it? After confirming them, I would like to think about what we need to prepare to think of the aesthetics for artificial intelligence. Another topic is art. However, I do not argue what art is. Instead, I would like to rethink about why artificial objects that artificial intelligence might create in the future need to be considered from the perspective of art.
    • 秋庭史典
  • "Alter versus Deep Belief"
    Elena Knox

    • Elena's talk will unpack and evaluate her very recent art experiment (December 2017) Omikuji, part of a new series of AI - art experiments Alter versus Deep Belief.
      Alter the robot (Ikegami Lab/Ishiguro Lab) was live-streamed by Watanabe Lab between Tokyo and Seoul. Alter has experimental AI. It uses a self-organising neural network to make sense of its world. Such AI strategies include deep belief networks, through which machines determine certain inputs to be believable.
      In our world today, understanding belief systems is important to the inter-harmony and the preservation of culture. Omikuji is a participatory artwork exploring the way machines, and humans, learn to believe things - and how, via robotics both hard and soft, they may embody those beliefs. We want to uncover and express how Alter's learning is mirroring our own.
      People may be prompted to ask: How sure are we in our beliefs, or in AI? How soft are they, and how hard?
    • * (III) "Canny" "Occupation" (17) Level B, Center Bldg.
    • エレナ・ノクス
  • "A New Kind of Aesthetics, which can be shared with AI"
    Akihiro Kubota

    • Is it possible to share aesthetics with others other than human beings? Human natural language has rich poetic expressiveness. However, we cannot get rid of its ambiguity such as polysemy and/or uncertainty. In order for humans to discuss art and aesthetics with others such as AI, it is indispensable to set the foundation for discussion using a common language for both of them. The speakers showed that it is possible to explain the aesthetic and its underlying dynamic relations with an axiomatic structure based on contemporary mathematics. Aesthetics is a kind of function, its consistency and simplicity creates the aesthetic. With the new kind of aesthetics which is not based on humans, the border between humans and machines in art and aesthetics will disappear.
    • cf. Akihiro Kubota, Hirokazu Hori, Makoto Naruse and Fuminori Akiba, A New Kind of Aesthetics - The Mathematical Structure of the Aesthetic, Philosophies 2017, 2(3), 14; doi:10.3390/philosophies2030014
    • 久保田晃弘