Oct. 14

Enjoy a breakfast with the stories from AI applications in art!

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Hear about AI applications in art from leading researchers and meet community members who are interested in cool artworks from data as well.

Invited talks:

  • Stephen David Gardener (University of Oslo): Introduction of C2HO (Creative Computing Hub Oslo)
  • Weiming Dong (Chinese Academy of Sciences): Artistic Image Generation and Applications
  • Benedikte Wallace (University of Oslo): Generative AI and the Pursuit of Creativity


AI applications in different art forms are gaining more attention in recent years thanks to its creative and research value, but also practical value in the application prospect. There are easy-to-use generators such as DALL-E from the leading industry players for images and videos. There are also no short of innovative examples using other types of data such as music and dance movement.

We invite leading researchers from the field to share with you their latest works and their vision of how AI can change the creative industries in future.

We also want to invite our community members to use this opportunity to share your professional or hobby artworks from data with other like-minded members. This image above is generated with DALL-E, for example, and illustrates a data scientist drinking a juice in desert, pixel art. *Don't be shy to send your artwork to Tekna advisor Anna Kramar. * We will provide a breakfast salon before and after the talks for you to meet and mingle. Bring your favorite work to showcase and impress!


8:20 - 9:00 Doors are open
9:00 - 9:10 Stephen David Gardener: Introduction of C2HO
9:15 - 9:45 Weiming Dong: Artistic Image Generation and Applications
9:45 - 10:15 Benedikte Wallace: Generative AI and the pursuit of creativity
10:15 - 10:30 Closing and remarks

Practical information

Note that this event is in English. The event is open to everyone. The streaming begins at 09:00. For those who meet physically in Røverstaten, there will be a simple breakfast from 8.30. The doors close at 8:55 p.m.

Møtet arrangeres av fagnettverket Tekna Big Data. Det er gratis og uforpliktende for deg som er Tekna-medlem å bli med i våre faglige nettverk.


Adresse ved oppmøte: Munkedamsveien 15. Rom: Kinosal
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Opening and community work exhibition

Ning Zhou, Principal Program Manager i Microsoft, board member in Tekna Big Data

09:15 - 09:45

Artistic Image Generation and Applications

Generating artistic images by artificial intelligence methods is a hot topic in computer vision and computational art. In this talk, we will introduce the commonly used automatic artistic image generation methods, including texture synthesis, neural style transfer and diffusion. We will also explore the applications of artistic image generation in photo editing, short video creation and movie making.

Weiming Dong

09:45 - 10:15

Generative AI and the pursuit of creativity

We often separate the concepts of art and AI, but in reality, they are intertwined; Art furthers emergent technologies and when new technologies arise we always find a way to use them to make art. Today we see constant progress in the use of AI in the generation of artistic domains such as music, images and text. In this presentation, we will look more closely at some of the mechanisms behind this progress as well as the challenges that arise when trying to teach machines to be creative.

Benedikte Wallace

10:15 - 10:30

Closing and remarks

Ning Zhou, Principal Program Manager i Microsoft, board member in Tekna Big Data

  • Weiming Dong

    Weiming Dong is a professor with National Laboratory of Pattern Recognition, Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He received his BSc and MSc degrees in Computer Science in 2001 and 2004, both from Tsinghua University, China. He received his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Henri Poincare Nancy 1, France, in 2007. His research interests include computational visual media and computational creativity.

  • Stephen David Gardener

    Universitetet i Oslo

  • Benedikte Wallace

    PhD kandidat

    Universitetet i Oslo

    Wallace is a PhD fellow at the RITMO Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies of Rhythm, Time and Motion at the University of Oslo. With a background in music production and a master degree in Informatics, her academic interests lie in the cross-section between art and science. Her current research is centred around exploring sound-motion mappings with 3D motion capture, generative machine learning and the use of AI as a tool for pursuing and understanding creativity.

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