MIT Generative AI Week: AI + Creativity


Gretchen Ertl

Gretchen Ertl

November 30, 2023

As part of MIT Generative AI Week, the Media Lab hosted a session on AI + Creativity on November 30, 2023.

MIT Generative AI Week reflects the conviction that MIT has a special responsibility to help society come to grips with the tectonic forces of generative AI—to understand its potential, contain its risks, and harness its power for good. The objective is to spotlight the insights of MIT researchers, stimulate thoughtful analysis, and engage in critical dialogues on the implications and possibilities of generative AI in the ever-shifting landscape.

9:00 AM: Opening by Program Co-Chairs

  • Dava Newman, Professor, MIT Astronautics and Director, MIT Media Lab
  • John Ochsendorf, Professor, MIT Architecture + Civil and Environmental Engineering and Founding Director of the MIT Morningside Academy for Design (MAD)

9:10 AM: Welcome

  • Mark Gorenberg, Chair of MIT Corporation and Founder and Managing Director of Zetta Venture Partners

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM: Panel Discussion 1

  • Caitlin Mueller, Associate Professor, MIT Civil and Environmental Engineering and Architecture
  • Zach Lieberman, Adjunct Associate Professor, MIT Media Arts and Sciences
  • Michael Running Wolf, Software Engineer, Founder, Indigenous in AI/ML
  • Caroline Running Wolf nee Old Coyote, Executive Director and Co-Founder, Buffalo Tongue, Inc.

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM: Student Lightning Talks
Valdemar Danry, Cathy Fang, Kevin Dunnell, Manuel Cherep, and Nikhil Singh

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM: Break

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM: Student Lightning Talks
Vera van de Seyp, Leticia Izquierdo, Pat Pataranutaporn, and Hope Schroeder

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM: Panel Discussion 2

  • Pattie Maes, Professor, MIT Media Lab and head of the MIT Fluid Interfaces group
  • Joshua Bennett, Professor, MIT Literature and Distinguished Chair of the Humanities
  • Pelin Kivrak, Senior Researcher, Refik Anadol Studio

12:15 PM - 12:30 PM: Closure

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