Since its inception in September 2016, the DBRS Innovation Lab has had monthly researchers-in-residence events in which creative technologists collaborate with its artificial intelligence research and web development teams. These collaborations have resulted in music written with deep learning, a virtual reality visualization of a convolutional neural network, an interactive simulation of New York City, and more. Jennifer Rubinovitz and Amelia Winger-Bearskin explore these accomplishments, sharing some best practices the lab learned about art-AI collaborations, the benefits for both art and AI in doing these projects, and the future of AI in creative technology.
Jennifer Rubinovitz is a machine-learning scientist with a passion for enabling human-computer collaboration at DBRS Innovation Labs, where she works with artists on integrating artificial intelligence and machine learning into their work. Jennifer came to DBRS on the heels of earning her MS in computer science with a machine-learning concentration at Columbia University, where she researched data tools and machine-learning algorithms to help early-stage entrepreneurs. Jen holds a bachelor’s in computer science from Rutgers University and also studied at Ringling College of Art & Design.
Amelia Winger-Bearskin is an artist/technologist who empowers people to leverage bleeding edge technology to effect positive change in the world. In 2019 she was an invited presenter to His Holiness Dalai Lama’s World Headquarters in Dharamsala for the Summit on Fostering Universal Ethics and Compassion. In 2018 she was awarded a McArthur and Sundance Institute fellowship for her 360 video immersive installation in collaboration with the artist Wendy Red Star (supported by the Google JUMP Creator program), exhibited at the Newark Museum and ASU in 2019. The non-profit she founded IDEA New Rochelle, in partnership with the New Rochelle Mayor’s Office, won the 2018 $1 Million Dollar Bloomberg Mayor’s Challenge for their VR/AR Citizen toolkit to help the community co-design their city. She is a Sundance Institute Creative advisor and alum of their New Frontiers Story Lab and Festival(AR/VR/XR/AI tech section). In 2018 she was awarded the 100k Alternative Realities Prize for her Virtual Reality Project from Engadget / Verizon Media.
Amelia is the founder of the stupidhackathon.com
Amelia is Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) of the Seneca-Cayuga Nation of Oklahoma, Deer Clan.
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