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The Art of AI - where machine learning & storytelling collide

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On Tuesday, June 28th we'll be exploring "The Art of AI." The evening will examine the opportunities and challenges presented when machine learning and storytelling collide. Together we'll explore the impact of AI on narrative and the role that it can play in building rich immersive storytelling experiences.

Guests for the evening include
The creators of Sunspring a short scripted by an AI starring Thomas Middleditch from HBO's Silicon Valley. This is a special presentation that mixes story and code in real-time.

Members of IBM's Watson team along with leading experts working in the field of Artificial Intelligence.

After the talk/group discussion we'll shift our efforts to the design of the upcoming Sherlock Holmes & the Internet of Things event. This session will include a special exploration of the play space at the Film Society of Lincoln Center as we continue to design and prototype the connected crime scene that will be staged at the New York Film Festival later this fall.

This is a FREE event.

Evenings Agenda

6pm - 6:15pm - audience arrives

6:15pm - 6:45 - Sunspring presentation & discussion

7pm - 8pm "The Art of A - where machine learning and storytelling collideI discussion

8pm - 9:30pm Design Sprint (you're welcome to join us if you like)

Speakers

Sunspring presentation by creators Oscar Sharp (http://www.thereforefilms.com/oscar-sharp.html) & Ross Goodwin (http://rossgoodwin.com/)

The Art of AI - where machine learning and storytelling collide discussion

Kathleen McKeown (http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~kathy/)
Claudia Perlich (https://www.linkedin.com/in/cperlich)
Jared Lander (http://www.jaredlander.com/about/)
Special Guest from the Watson Team

Moderator Heidi Hysell (https://www.linkedin.com/in/heidihysell)

Recorded in Front of a live audience at the Film Society

The Columbia University School of the Arts’ Digital Storytelling Lab has a new monthly podcast entitled Crossroads. A collaboration with the Film Society of Lincoln Center, Crossroads is recorded in front a live audience at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Auditorium during our monthly meetups. The monthly podcast is a mixture of talks, interviews, fireside chats and lab project updates that explore the art, craft & biz of storytelling in the 21st Century.

Click here (https://soundcloud.com/columbiadsl/crossroads-the-digital-dozen) to listen to episode one - "The Digital Dozen"

About the program

Sherlock Holmes & the Internet of Things is a prototype from the Columbia University School of the Arts' Digital Storytelling Lab and the School of Professional Studies. We're pleased to be partnering with the Film Society of Lincoln Center on this exciting year-long program. For more info please visit http://sherlockholmes.io (http://sherlockholmes.io/)