(Replay) Opening AI-inspired artistic performance: Meeting of Minds

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(Replay) Opening AI-inspired artistic performance: Meeting of Minds

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  • This is a replay of the session that took place on the Centre Stage during the AI for Good Global Summit in Geneva, Switzerland from 30 to 31 May, 2024.

    Meeting of Minds. Choreography by Andy and Dionne Noble. Music by Anthony Brandt. Visual projections by Badie Khaleghian.

    The University of Houston IUCRC Brain Center. Jose-Luis Contreras-Vidal, director. Aime Aguilar-Herrera and Maxine Annel Pacheco-Ramirez, brain-computer interfacing.
    Featuring: Lauren Serrano and Tyler Orcutt, dancers, Astrid Nakamura and Nanki Chugh, violins, Molly Wise, viola, Christopher Ellis, cello (on recording).

    “Meeting of Minds” is a unique combination of artistic performance and scientific experiment.
    As the dancers perform, they wear portable electroencephalography (EEG) caps that record the electrical signals in their brains.  The music and dance explore polarization – a pressing theme in today’s world.  The two dancers begin in opposition; in the course of the dance, they arrive at mutual understanding.  Meanwhile, the neuro-engineering team monitors the dancers’ brainwaves for neural signatures of intra- and inter-brain synchrony.  The choreography been designed to support the scientific inquiry: for instance, individual sections focus on eye contact, touch and synchronized movement, giving the scientific team rich sources of data on creative and expressive movement.  Innovative visual projections, via an aesthetic brain-computer interface (BCI), respond in real time to the live EEG neural synchrony data.
    This real-world study is only possible thanks to neural engineering and AI programs developed at Dr. Contreras-Vidal’s lab that remove artifacts from the data.  The IUCRC BRAIN’s art-science research has implications for the study of learning and neuro-rehabilitation, as well as teamwork, brain-machine interfaces and other topics in collective neuroscience.

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    • Start date
      12 July 2024 at 16:00 CEST Geneva | 10:00-10:20 EDT, New York | 22:00-22:20 CST, Beijing
    • End date
      12 July 2024 at 16:20 CEST Geneva | 10:00-10:20 EDT, New York | 22:00-22:20 CST, Beijing
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