Meetup #115

Creative AI - Using ML to Create Art, Music, and Jokes

Can AI be truly creative? Can model ML models augment human creativity? How do we leverage ML for creating works of Art, Music, and even Jokes? This presentation answers these questions and more by carefully looking at various open-source ML Models and understanding their strengths, drawbacks, and societal implications. It also includes live demos with code walkthroughs of creative projects using open-source MusicVAE, GAN Art, Neural StyleTransfer, SketchRNN, StableDiffusion, Open AI Whisper, and transformer-based models for joke generation.

In this episode

Suyash Joshi

Suyash Joshi

Creative Technologist & Artist,

Suyash Joshi is a UX engineer and designer based out of London. He brings extensive experience in web, mobile, and ml engineering and enjoys making artful projects with code. He also performs sleight-of-hand magic and is currently pursuing a postgraduate degree at Goldsmiths, University of London.

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Demetrios Brinkmann

Demetrios Brinkmann

Host

Demetrios is one of the main organizers of the MLOps community and currently resides in a small town outside Frankfurt, Germany. He is an avid traveller who taught English as a second language to see the world and learn about new cultures. Demetrios fell into the Machine Learning Operations world, and since, has interviewed the leading names around MLOps, Data Science, and ML. Since diving into the nitty-gritty of Machine Learning Operations he felt a strong calling to explore the ethical issues surrounding ML. When he is not conducting interviews you can find him making stone stacking with his daughter in the woods or playing the ukulele by the campfire.

Ben Epstein

Ben Epstein

Host

Ben was the machine learning lead for Splice Machine, leading the development of their MLOps platform and Feature Store. He is now a founding software engineer at Galileo (rungalileo.io) focused on building data discovery and data quality tooling for machine learning teams. Ben also works as an adjunct professor at Washington University in St. Louis teaching concepts in cloud computing and big data analytics.