MIDAS Seminar

Data and AI in Society Forum Series: Generative AI, Composition, and Creativity

Watkins Lecture Hall, Earl V. Moore Building, School of MusicMap

How will AI change our idea and practice of creativity?

Artists and musicians have long relied on their own creativity and originality to produce works that inspire, move, and delight audiences. But what happens when we introduce generative AI tools into the creative process? In this panel discussion, a group of experts will discuss with the audience to examine the complex issues that artists and musicians face when using AI to compose music and create art, how AI tools work and the opportunities and challenges they pose for music and art composition. Some of the topics of discussion will be:

  • What is generative AI? How is it being used in creative activities especially music composition?
  • How do we define creativity when human and AI work together to compose music?
  • How do we define intellectual property with AI in the picture?
  • What are the potential disruption that generative AI tools may bring to existing modes of creative composition and how will this impact the future of the arts?

Join us for a thought-provoking conversation about the intersection of technology and the future of creative work.