When machines make art


Institutional Communication Service

8 August 2023

The advancement of artificial intelligence has led to the creation of literary texts, works of art, music, and news reports that are so similar to those produced by humans that it is difficult to tell the difference. This raises the question of how AI will impact the fields of architecture, music composition, and writing. To explore this relationship between creativity and technology, the NEL association for contemporary art is partnering with USI L'ideatorio, LAC, and the Conservatorio to host an evening event. The event will feature musical pieces created by artificial intelligence and will be accompanied by live music played by cellist Enrico Dindo. The event will take place on Wednesday, 20 September, at 6:15 pm in Room 1 at LAC Lugano.

Guests for the evening will be Luisa Lambertini, Rector of Università della Svizzera italiana (USI); Enrico Dindo, cellist and conductor; Riccardo Blumer, architect and designer, professor at the Academy of Architecture in Mendrisio; Luca Gambardella, Pro-rector for Innovation and Corporate Relations at Università della Svizzera italiana, where he directs the Master's programme in Artificial Intelligence.
Moderator: Giovanni Pellegri, PhD in neurobiology, head of L'ideatorio USI.

The evening is proposed by NEL, fare arte nel nostro tempo, in collaboration with L'ideatorio of Università della Svizzera italiana, and with the participation of the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana and LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura as part of LAC Edu project.

The encounter opens the series "Il futuro è aperto..." (The future is open...) organised by the association NEL, fare arte nel nostro tempo. Among the proposed activities, Università della Svizzera italiana will host on 15 November at 6:30 pm the encounter "Quando la scrittura è creata da una macchina" with journalist Gabriele Beccaria, USI Faculty of Communication, Culture and Society professor Colin Porlezza and journalist Roberto Porta.