Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speaker I


Multimedia and Art in the Age of Creative AI.

Prof. Ahmed Elgammal

Department of Computer Science, Rutgers University, USA



Advances in Artificial Intelligence are changing things around us. Is art and creativity immune from the perceived AI takeover? In this talk I will highlight some of the advances in the area of Artificial Intelligence and Art. I will argue about how investigating perceptual and cognitive tasks related to human creativity in visual art is essential for advancing the fields of AI and multimedia systems. On the other hand, how AI can change the way we look at art and art history.  



Dr. Ahmed Elgammal is a professor at the Department of Computer Science, Rutgers University. He is the founder and director of the Art and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at Rutgers, which focuses on data science in the domain of digital humanities. He is also an Executive Council Faculty at Rutgers University Center for Cognitive Science. Prof. Elgammal has published over 160 peer-reviewed papers, book chapters, and books in the fields of computer vision, machine learning and digital humanities. He is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He received the National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 2006.  Dr. Elgammal recent research on knowledge discovery in art history received wide international media attention, including reports on the Washington Post, New York Times, NBC News, the Daily Telegraph, Science News, and many others. Dr. Elgammal received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from the University of Maryland, College Park, in 2000 and 2002, respectively.