Keynote/Performance: What Is AI?

Opening Keynote and Lecture Performance to the 2019 Live Ideas Festival.

A LECTURE in the form of a PERFORMANCE, a PERFORMANCE in the form of a LECTURE to give the audience an overview of AI’s past, present and future. Composer and vocalist Nick Hallett will give us a musical rendition of a brief history of AI;  Meredith Broussard, professor of digital journalism at NYU and author of Artifiicial Unintelligence, will tell us how we got to the present, explain some general concepts, and help us think critically about AI; Hip hop, spoken word and theatre artist Baba Israel will deliver a list of where and how AI is used; Patricia Marx, New Yorker staff writer, author and humorist, will tell us all about robots; and drag performance artist Ragamuffin will take us to the future.

Run time: Approx. 75 minutes.











When: Wed., May 8, 2019 at 6:00 pm
Where: New York Live Arts
219 W. 19th St.
212-691-6500
Price: $15
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Opening Keynote and Lecture Performance to the 2019 Live Ideas Festival.

A LECTURE in the form of a PERFORMANCE, a PERFORMANCE in the form of a LECTURE to give the audience an overview of AI’s past, present and future. Composer and vocalist Nick Hallett will give us a musical rendition of a brief history of AI;  Meredith Broussard, professor of digital journalism at NYU and author of Artifiicial Unintelligence, will tell us how we got to the present, explain some general concepts, and help us think critically about AI; Hip hop, spoken word and theatre artist Baba Israel will deliver a list of where and how AI is used; Patricia Marx, New Yorker staff writer, author and humorist, will tell us all about robots; and drag performance artist Ragamuffin will take us to the future.

Run time: Approx. 75 minutes.

Buy tickets/get more info now