Generative AI models have been gaining enormous recognition in the last year throughout the world. Large Language Models (LLMs) such as Open AI’s GPT-3 have already moved from proof of concept to consumer and industry adoption in fields like chatbots for customer helpline support and business journalism. Models for creating AI images from text prompts (eg DALL-E2, Craiyon, Stable Diffusion) and even text-to-video (eg Meta’s Make-me-a-Video; Google’s Imagen) are being hailed as inaugurating an era when AI starts to deliver on the promise of democratising creativity, and enabling new types of innovative applications. As these models grow in number and relevance, by affecting the civil society at large, there is the need to engage with the complex web of conceptual and practical quandaries that inevitably follow.
What do we know and need to know about generative AI? As part of the CREATe@10 Policy Futures Series we will try and shed some light on the relationship between the creative industries and these emergent technologies.
“Generative AI in the Cultural World” will be held on the 14th March from 4:00 to 6:00pm in the brand-new Mazumdar-Shaw Advanced Research Centre (ARC) at the University of Glasgow.
The three guest speakers – who are important members of the academic community coming from different backgrounds and expertise – are (in alphabetical order):
- Sarah Cook (University of Glasgow);
- Lilian Edwards (Newcastle University);
- James Stewart (University of Edinburgh).
They will address fundamental issues related to GenAI models, such as the artists’ perspective on Text-to-Image (T2I) models, bias and misrepresentation in the creative industry, and possible legal solutions to a phenomenon that can easily get out of control without an appropriate regulatory system.
The Chair of the talk will be Martin Kretschmer (University of Glasgow, CREATe).
Given the importance of the topics discussed, this event aims to involve the public at large. Participation is open to anyone who is interested (subject to availability).
Please register here to attend the event in person or online.
For more information do not hesitate to contact Gabriele Cifrodelli (University of Glasgow, CREATe).