A lecture by Professor Takeshi Ikegami, University of Tokyo
The Braggs Lecture Theatre
University of Adelaide
11am, Friday September 29, 2017
Can a robot produce art? Professor Takeshi Ikegami, one of the world’s leading researchers in robotics and Artificial Intelligence, presents an eye-opening talk, beginning with a discussion about developing the world’s first android-led opera, “Scary Beauty”, which is receiving its world premiere at the OzAsia Festival 2017. Professor Ikegami will then consider the deeper implications and future possibilities for artificial intelligence, or AI, in the arts.
This lecture is open to the public courtesy of the Electronic Music Unit.
Professor Ikegami’s lecture is presented by the Australasian Computer Music Conference 2017, in association with OzAsia 2017, and is hosted by the Elder Conservatorium of Music, University of Adelaide. The conference brings together researchers, composers and performers who are using computers and new technology to create and perform music. The theme of this year’s conference is “Do androids dream of computer music?” The conference includes two public concerts in Elder Hall, on Friday September 29 at 1pm, and Saturday September 30 at 6.30pm.
Professor Takashi Ikegami
Prof Takashi Ikegami received his doctorate in physics from the University of Tokyo. His work focuses on building and studying artificial life systems by combining computer simulations, chemical experiments and robotics. Prof Ikegami’s research has been published in Life Emerges in Motion (2007), The Sandwich Theory of Life (2012) and the e-book MTMDF (2014). Prof Ikegami is a frequent attendee at the International Conference on Artificial Life, and delivered the keynote address at the 20th Anniversary of Artificial Life Conference in Winchester, UK. He is also a member of the editorial boards of Artificial Life, Adaptive Behaviors, BioSystems and Interaction Studies. He is currently professor in the Department of General Systems Sciences at the University of Tokyo, and principal investigator at Takashi Ikegami Laboratories.