AI/Machine Learning

AI&U – Music, image and innovation: How do we live with intelligent tech?

- May 8, 2023 2 MIN READ
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Welcome to our regular column on the important things to see and do for the ANZ startup community, brought to you by the director of the Spark Festival, Maxine Sherrin.

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The final week of AI&U is all about fun, creativity… and serious matters such as AI safety, ethics and responsibility. Thus far events have been selling out with interesting, interested and highly engaged audiences, so if you haven’t had a chance already, make sure you get along to the last few events in the series:



The Beat of the Future: AI & Music

Tue May 9, 6pm

The Chippo Hotel, Chippendale

Head over to The Chippo for an evening of musical performances AND conversation about the future of music and artificial intelligence. Experience the creativity of machine-generated music, as we delve into the potential of artificial intelligence to transform the world of music. Through live performances and demonstrations, you’ll witness the power of AI to generate and enhance musical compositions, creating entirely new sounds and genres.

Imagine: Free Your Creativity with AI Image Generation

Wed May 10, 6pm

Haymarket HQ, Haymarket

Learn how AI image generation actually works, and see how this powerful tech can be used to create stunning and unique images. Get ready to experience the magic of tools such as Midjourney. We’ll also dive deep into the art of crafting effective prompts that will inspire the AI algorithm to create amazing images. You’ll learn tips and tricks for writing prompts that are creative, engaging, and yield impressive results.

Playing with AI: Boost Your Creativity and Innovation

Wed May 10, 6pm

UTS Startups, Broadway

In this interactive session, you will learn how to use Applied Improvisation (AI) techniques to play and learn with Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems. You will also get to explore the benefits and risks of using AI in your personal and professional life, and how to collaborate and communicate better with these systems. You’ll have fun, challenge yourself, and grow your creativity and innovation skills in a supportive environment. You will also be a part of engaging discussion to challenge and ‘yes and…’ fellow participants. What’s not to love about that?

AI for Humans: Responsible, Safe and Ethical Artificial Intelligence

Thu May 11, 6pm

Sydney School of Entrepreneurship, Ultimo

As AI becomes more prevalent in society, it’s crucial to ensure that it is developed and deployed in a responsible, safe, and ethical manner that puts humans first. At this final conversation in the  AI&U series we’ll be exploring the intersection of technology and humanity at this critical time in history. Our expert speakers will delve into the latest developments in AI ethics, safety, and responsibility, and share insights on how we can create a more equitable and sustainable future with intelligent technologies.