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Art in the Age of AI



Villa Albertine Headquarters
972 Fifth Avenue

May 6 - May 7, 2024 | 5:30pm


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, Columbia University, the French Government’s AI Commission, Université Paris-Saclay, and more. Moderators include The New York Times’ Zachary Small, The New Yorker’s Kyle Chayka, and Amy Adler, NYU School of Law.

Discover our full lineup of events below.

Monday, May 6, 2024 | 5:30 pm

Opening Remarks & Year Zero for Artificial Intelligence 
With Director of Villa Albertine and Cultural Counselor of the French Embassy Mohamed Bouabdallah and tech and culture expert Laurent Gaveau

Questioning Tools and Representation 
With artist Minne Atairu and filmmaker Simon Bouisson 

OpenAI Demonstration: Where is AI Going? 
With Chad Nelson (OpenAI’s Creative Specialist), who will demonstrate the newest creative tools.  

AI in Museums and Cultural Institutions
With Jane Alexander (Cleveland Museum of Art), Freya Salway (Google Arts & Culture), and Thomas Sagory (National Museum of Archaeology) 

Cocktail Reception
Join us for a concluding toast with speakers and event partners

A selection of books about AI will be available for purchase at Albertine Books.

Tuesday, May 7, 2024 | 5:30 pm

Opening Remarks & “Attention is All You Need”
With tech and culture expert Laurent Gaveau

The Agreement that Changed Hollywood’s Standards on Working in the Age of AI
With Linda Powell (Executive Vice President of SAG-AFTRA)

Copyright and Intellectual Property in the Age of AI 
With Miriam Lord (U.S. Copyright Office) and Alexandra Bensamoun (Université Paris-Saclay/French Government AI Commission), moderated by Amy Adler (NYU School of Law)

Disinformation and Propaganda 
With Asma Mhalla (Columbia GC) and Alexis Crews (AI and Elections Specialist) and James E. Katz (Boston University), moderated by Raphaël Bourgois (Villa Albertine)

Cocktail Reception
Join us for a concluding toast with speakers and event partners

A selection of books about AI will be available for purchase at Albertine Books

The event will also feature an ongoing art exhibition at Villa Albertine headquarters.

In partnership with

Society of Dramatic Authors and Composers (SACD)

The SACD is the oldest authors’ society in the world. Founded by Beaumarchais in 1777, the society is owned by its author members. It represents more than 60,000 authors in the cinema, audiovisual, digital creation, podcast and performing arts sectors. The SACD manages and defends their rights collectively, provides them with numerous services, offers them workspaces, advises them in their access to their social rights or matters related to their author status… SACD also supports contemporary creation and the distribution of works, thanks to the “private copy remuneration” system.

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