Date: Thursday, 20 July 2023, 06:00 pm
Location: Robert Bosch Stiftung, Französische Straße 32, 10117 Berlin
Moderated by: Jason M. Schultz, Professor of Clinical Law, New York University; and Director, NYU's Technology Law & Policy Clinic
  • Kate Crawford, Research Professor, USC Annenberg; Senior Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research Lab New York; and Richard von Weizsäcker Fellow, Robert Bosch Academy
  • Thomas Margoni, Research Professor of Intellectual Property Law, KU Leuven
  • Cullen Miller, composer, designer, and co-founder; Spawning.AI

The ability to be “creative” is often described as something quintessentially human. However, this assumption is being challenged by generative AI. Trained with the data from millions of people, particularly from the creative sector, tools such as ChatGPT or Stable Diffusion produce content that appears deceptively creative in a human way. At the same time, these tools bypass copyright regulations and do not share credit or compensation. Hence, the advances in generative AI raise fundamental questions and concerns for the human creative sector.

This event will reflect upon these challenges and opportunities and address the following questions: In general, how does generative AI shape our understanding of human creativity and what it is to be human? How will the advances in generative AI affect artists, musicians, and authors? What does it mean for the human creative sector that AI systems use its material, but do not share credit or compensation? What technical and political options are possible to adjust regulations?

The debate will be followed by a reception.

Registration for this event is closed.