Thursday, 21.00 – 21.45
Session: Artificial Intelligence

Creative Artificial Intelligence

Can AI be creative? Can machine dream? And what does that mean for transmedia storytelling? Vladimir Alexeev (aka Merzmensch) explores these topics with theoretical and practical approaches. In his talk, he demonstrates the creative capabilities of AI in its state of the art.


Vladimir Alexeev
Digital Experience Specialist, DB Schenker

Vladimir Alexeev, also known as Merzmensch, represents what can happen when a humanities and cultural scientist is exposed to artificial intelligence in an uncontrolled manner. Instead of increasing efficiency through machine learning and generating value for stakeholders with predictive analytics, he suddenly begins to freak out. He lets AI write poems in the style of Kurt Schwitters and performs them by AI-generated jazz musicians. He uses AI to create previously non-existent people, art movements and dream sequences. He makes short films made entirely by AI (script, video, music and actors). Combining artificial intelligence and creativity is Merzmensch’s goal and interest.

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