Can AI Be Creative?

Can AI be creative? © HPI

Join the American Council on Germany, the German Center for Research and Innovation and the Hasso Plattner Institute on November 14 for a discussion and reception with Gerard de Melo on the topic “Can AI Be Creative?”.

Event Information

November 14, 2023, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

German House, New York City
Organizer(s): Hasso Plattner Institute, American Council on Germany, DWIH New York

This event was by invitation only. 

While creativity is often considered a uniquely human trait, there have recently been notable advances in Generative AI systems that readily produce increasingly convincing pictures, literature, as well as music.

This raises important debates about the role of humans and machines in the creative process. This presentation will delve into fundamental concepts of creativity and how they relate to AI, highlighting the ways machines are being trained to generate new content based on massive amounts of human data. In addition, this talk will address the ongoing debate surrounding authorship, intellectual property, and the blurred lines between human and AI-generated creations.

Our Expert

Gerard de Melo
Gerard de Melo is a professor at the Hasso Plattner Institute and at the University of Potsdam in Germany, where he leads the AI and Intelligent Systems research group. Previously, he was an assistant professor at Rutgers University in New Jersey as well as at Tsinghua University in Beijing, and a post-doctoral research scholar at ICSI/UC Berkeley. Gerard de Melo has published over 200 academic papers on various aspects of AI, covering technical issues as well as societal and philosophical issues such as bias, transparency, and knowledge. Further details are available at
Gerard de Melo, Professor, Chair of AI and Intelligent Systems, Hasso Plattner Institute and University of Potsdam

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