In an exciting game show, human composers compete against AI in five chapters. The audience chooses whether the works were composed by humans or AI.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is an important topic and has a lasting impact on our society. In an exciting three-part series, we take a closer look at the possibilities of modern AI and its impact on art and society.
In a "game show", a human composer competes against an AI composition in five chapters. The audience hears two versions per chapter and piece and chooses which piece was AI and which was human. The pieces are composed in the style of Bach, Chopin, Messiaen, Bartok, Brahms and are played by a human ensemble (the ensemble also does not know which is human and which is AI). In collaboration with the composition classes of the Basel University of Music, outstanding students compose the "human" part; the well-known Latvian composer Platons Buravickis "creates" the AI compositions. Fascinating visual arts by Luca Scarzella and Michele Innocente ("Tinguely Entangled") will accompany the performance. The performance will be moderated and complemented by scientific intermezzi in collaboration with the "Responsible Digital Society" research network based at the University of Basel. At the subsequent drinks reception (included in the ticket price), AI scientists (from AI ethicists to AI medical researchers) will mingle with the audience and look forward to answering questions about artificial intelligence.
As a prelude, Prof. Dr. Martin Vetterli (President EPFL), Prof. Dr. Bianca Prietl and Prof. Dr. Heiko Schuldt (University of Basel), Damir Bogdan (CEO QuantumBasel), Dr. Frank Petersen (Head of Research Natural Products Novartis) and Prof. Dr. em. Gerd Folkers (ETHZ) will discuss artificial intelligence in a panel discussion in the new Novartis Pavilion. Aperitif afterwards.
In a lecture recital, the writer Alain Claude Sulzer will address the eternal dream of an artificial paradise. "Intoxicating" works by Scriabin, Ornstein, Leimane and Ravel, played by "Rising Star" pianist Denis Linnik, will round off the evening. Aperitif afterwards.
The event will be opened with a speech by Conradin Cramer, member of the cantonal government.
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