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Art in the Age of AI: Year Zero for Artificial Intelligence


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Villa Albertine Headquarters
972 Fifth Avenue

May 6, 2024


On May 6,  join tech and culture expert Laurent Gaveau for a discussion of the dawn of AI in the arts, as part of Villa Albertine’s Art in the Age of AI event.

Decades of advancements in computing science have suddenly culminated in revolutionizing the technological landscape and our world. When looking at the chronology of AI’s achievements, its key concepts, and defining moments, it becomes evident that the arts are pivotal in this ongoing revolution.  

In the ongoing public discourse, art and artists are used as symbols of human superiority, making them ideal for exploring the impact of AI. “Is the next Van Gogh a result of AI?” is a common question frequently posed by experts, highlighting the fascination with and concerns about the impact of technology in the field.

This discussion explores the possibility of AI serving as a comprehensible and approachable tool for artists and creative minds, while also considering its negative implications.

Before joining Google, tech and culture expert Laurent Gaveau was the Assistant Director of Communications at Versailles since 2008, in charge of the New Media department’s marketing, and partnerships operations. A graduate of Sciences Po Paris, he additionally holds a postgraduate degree in Musicology from the Sorbonne. He previously worked at the Opera de Paris, the Centre Pompidou, and Universal Music France, first as Head of the Jazz and Classical Music project, then as Head of Online Marketing for all labels.

About Art in the Age of AI

Villa Albertine’s Art in the Age of AI event is a two-day exploration of the transformative impact of artificial intelligence on creative practices, present and future.  

Bringing together French and U.S.-based artists, tech world leaders, museum directors, journalists, scholars, and lawyers, the event will include panel discussions and demonstrations featuring representatives from OpenAI, SAG-AFTRA, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the U.S. Copyright Office, Google, the French Government’s AI Commission, Columbia University, Sciences Po, Polytechnique, and more. Moderators include The New York Times’ Zachary Small and The New Yorker’s Kyle Chayka.  

All panels discussions will take place in English at Villa Albertine’s headquarters in New York.

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