Unlocking Your Inner Eye. Artistic Intelligence with Erica Tandori, a Legally Blind Artist

Art is not in the retina. It’s in the imagination. Hear the story of Erica Tandori, a visually impaired artist, who is using AI to create multi-sensory art experiences showcasing the wonders of biological life.

TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE:
– Art is not in the retina, it’s in the imagination
– Natural intelligence
– Tapping into the soul to power AI and art
– Art for good
– Fostering wonderment to think differently

This podcast episode was produced in partnership with the Monash Data Futures Institute, Monash University

The Monash Data Futures Institute is your access point to the breadth of Monash University’s expertise in AI and Data Science for social good. Monash University is Australia’s largest, and one of the most prestigious universities in Australia. In September 2020, it was rated Australia’s leading Artificial Intelligence research institution.
The Monash Data Futures Institute brings together researchers across faculties at Monash University, advancing interdisciplinary approaches to AI and Data Science for social good while collaborating with the world’s best minds to drive transformational change.
The Monash Data Futures Institute is a supporter of the AI for Good Global Summit 2020- online program and a major sponsor of the Summit 2021.

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Speakers, Panelists and Moderators

  • ERICA TANDORI
    ERICA TANDORI
    Legally Blind Artist, Researcher and Academic
    Monash University
    Dr Erica Tandori is expanding the frontiers of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Art. Her work at Monash University focuses on communicating science through art for the visually impaired. She is now expanding this work and utilising robotics in her artistic creations to create a multi-sensory experience. AI and robotics have the potential to transform lives and promote social good. Harnessing these technologies to create art exhibitions exploring science and biomedicine is enabling greater inclusion, accessibility and education for low vision, blind and diverse audiences. Erica’s work and her personal story provide an impressive example of AI for social good, promoting diversity and inclusion in science and technology.
  • NEIL SAHOTA
    NEIL SAHOTA
    World Wide Business Development Leader
    IBM Watson
    Neil 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 ASHLEY
    MICHAEL ASHLEY
    Screenwriting Professor
    Chapman University
    A 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.

Date

23 Sep 2020
Sessions

Topics

Creativity,
Inclusivity,
SDGs

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