AI and Neural Networks: The End of Human Creators or a New Tool?

08 Jun , 10:00–11:15
BRICS Creative Business Forum
pavilion G, conference hall G5

Neural networks can do everything. They are able to write texts, generate images, create animations, removing the need for copywriters, photographers, and entire teams of professionals, from artists to motion designers. But the results are still rather unsophisticated. In a few years, they will be able to cope with creative tasks faster and better than any human. Yet they will still need humans in order to operate. What problems can artificial intelligence successfully solve today? Where is the development of neural networks heading and can we predict what they will be capable of a few years down the line? What will happen to those of us whose livelihood depends on their creative endeavours? What are the ethical implications of using neural networks to create artistic content? What is the secret to creating art that gives us goosebumps and why can’t neural networks do this? What kind of experts will be needed to work with AI? How terrifying is a future in which the function of human beings is merely to service machines?

Evgenia Belousova, Leader of the tech-community VK Tekhprosvet, editor-in-chief, TG channel "Louis Ivanovich Vyuton"

Artem Konovalov, Creative Director, LOOKY
Edward Maas, Head of Digital Laboratory, Gazprom-Media Holding
Olga Petrova, Managing Director, Okkam Creative
Evgenia Plotnikova, Founder, NFT CONF Ed Community
Kirill Rave, Digital Artist
Alexey Rittenberg, Artist
Victor Ryndin, General Director, Wemakefab; co-founder, Dprofile
Vasily Tsereteli, Executive Director, Moscow Museum of Modern Art
Hossein Sheikholeslami, Vice President, National Digital Content Entrepreneurship Foundation; Manager, ArtTeam Project
Arman Yahin, Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Main Road Post