“Resurrecting” Gandhi: Artistic Intelligence with Budhaditya Chattopadhyay, Media Artist
What do we take for granted? Consider the ritualistic sounds of footsteps or ringing bells. What if we could create from this? What if we could bring back historical figures through sound art? Hear the story of Budhaditya Chattopadhyay, as transforms the mundane into a beautiful symphony of wonder.
TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE:
– Entering the world of AI
– Ritual sound as the activator
– Data as the fuel for sound art and sound sculptures
– Bringing back historical figures for contemporary times
– Balancing the human and the machine
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Speakers, Panelists and Moderators
BUDHADITYA CHATTOPADHYAYMedia artist, researcher and writerBudhaditya Chattopadhyay is an Indian-born media artist, researcher, and writer. He produces works for large-scale installation and live performance addressing contemporary issues of climate crisis, human intervention in the environment and ecology, urbanity, migration, race and decolonization. He has received numerous fellowships, residencies and international awards. Chattopadhyay holds a PhD in artistic research and an MA in new media.
NEIL SAHOTAWorld Wide Business Development LeaderIBM WatsonNeil Sahota (萨冠军) is an IBM Master Inventor, United Nations (UN) Artificial Intelligence (AI) subject matter expert, and Professor at UC Irvine. With 20+ years of business experience, Neil works to inspire clients and business partners to foster innovation and develop next generation products/solutions powered by AI. Neil's work experience spans multiple industries including legal services, healthcare, life sciences, retail, travel and transportation, energy and utilities, automotive, telecommunications, media/communication, and government. Moreover, he is one of the few people selected for IBM's Corporate Service Corps leadership program that pairs leaders with NGOs to perform community-driven economic development projects. In addition, Neil partners with entrepreneurs to define their products, establish their target markets, and structure their companies. He is a member of several investor groups like the Tech Coast Angels and assists startups with investor funding. Neil also serves as a judge in various startup competitions and mentor in several incubator/accelerator programs.
MICHAEL ASHLEYScreenwriting ProfessorChapman UniversityA Former Disney Story Consultant, Michael Is A Screenwriting Professor At Chapman University. He Has Written Over Twenty Books On Numerous Subjects, Including Four Bestsellers. He Recently Coauthored Own The A.I. Revolution: Unlock Your Artificial Intelligence Strategy To Disrupt Your Competition (McGraw Hill). The United Nations Hosted The Book Launch At Its AI For Good Global Summit In May. It Has Since Been Named By Soundview As One Of 2019’S Top Business Books. Michael Also Recently Published It’s Saturday Morning: Celebrating The Golden Era Of Cartoons (Becker&Mayer). A Columnist With Forbes, Entrepreneur And Green Entrepreneur, Michael Began His Career As A Reporter For The Columbia Missourian. He Has Been Featured In Entertainment Weekly, The National Examiner, The United Nations’ ITU News, The Orange County Business Journal, And The Orange County Register. Michael Serves As A Professional Speaker, Delivering Keynotes To Business Groups And Guests On Thought Leader Panels.