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Dr. Mark d’Inverno

Mark d’Inverno is a researcher and academic at the Department of Computing at Goldsmiths, University of London. He has mostly investigated the role the Artificial Intelligence plays in learning and creativity practices. ¿How creativity, learning, and AI do relate to each other? ¿What are the possibilities and limits for AI to support, challenge and provoke human creativity? Mark has published more than 200 articles and authored and edited several books, such as “Computer and Creativity” with Jon McCormark. He has led a range of research projects funded by EPSRC, AHRC, Wellcome in the UK and the EU.

Mark led the Department of Computing at Goldsmiths, University of London from 2007 to 2011 that pioneered cutting-edge programs in the confluence between Creativity and AI. He was Pro-Warden Research and Enterprise from 2013 to 2017 and Pro-Warden (PVC) International between 2017 and 2020 where he led the College’s international profile development. Now, Mark d’Inverno is on a sabbatical at the Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (IIIA-CSIC) to continue developing his research on AI and Creativity.

He is a critically acclaimed jazz pianist and, over the last four decades, has led a variety of bands across a wide range of music, including the Mark d’Inverno Quintet.


In this video, Mark d’Inverno answers the following questions:

· Can you define in a few words what creativity is?

· AI: used as a tool or partner?

· Creative AI will encourage us to come together regarding the need for ethical and responsible AI which will significantly impact our lifestyles?