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AI Advances and Applications Virtual Seminar Series – Dr. Angelos Barmpoutis
November 4, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
AI Advances and Applications Virtual Seminar Series
“AI and the Arts: Computational Creativity or Systematic Mimicking?” by Dr. Angelos Barmpoutis
Associate Professor in the Digital Worlds Institute
Wednesday, November 4, 2020
Artificial intelligence has significantly advanced computer software and its corresponding services across several fields. Yet, several AI pioneers question the “intelligence” of our current technologies, arguing that their capabilities are limited to systematic observation and generalized description of data. The Arts, including fine and performing Arts, can be seen as an ideal testbed for artificial intelligence as these fields have in the core of their artistic process human creativity, one of the key characteristics of human intelligence. This presentation will review the state-of-the-art methods in the field of Computational Creativity and open discussions on the future of Artificial Intelligence in the Arts.
Dr. Angelos Barmpoutis is currently an Associate Professor in the On-Line Learning Institute and the Digital Worlds Institute at the University of Florida. He is also the coordinator of research and technology in the Digital Worlds Institute, and affiliate faculty of the Computer and Information Science and Engineering Department and the Biomedical Engineering Department, University of Florida. His current research projects focus on interdisciplinary applications of computer science and engineering to the service of the broad areas of learning and training. Prof. Barmpoutis areas of expertise include machine vision and applications, virtual reality in medicine and education, human motion capture and analysis using RGB-D cameras (such as Microsoft Kinect sensor), and image processing and visualization. Dr. Barmpoutis has coauthored numerous highly cited journal publications, conference articles and book chapters in the aforementioned topics, and has received several awards and grants from various funding agencies including the US National Endowment for the Humanities, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the US Department of Transportation.