Episode 3: Professor Daniel Rockmore on Machine Learning and Creativity

Go back to class with Associate Professor Dan Rockmore as he explores the future of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and its influence on human creativity.




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Professor Dan Rockmore

Professor Dan Rockmore is a Professor of Math and Computer Science. His academic appointments also include Director of the Neukom Institute for Computational Science and William H. Neukom 1964 Distinguished Professor of Computational Science. He's also a Member of the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience. Earlier in his career, Professor Rockmore's work centered around developing algorithms for solving complex math problems. Now, Rockmore's research interests focus on the intersection of artificial intelligence and machine learning with human creativity. He has conducted extensive research using computers to analyze various types of texts from throughout the ages, looking for patterns and examining style.




"Humans and Machines Can Make Beautiful Music Together"
Slate, July 2017

"What Happens When Machines Learn to Write Poetry"
The New Yorker, January 2020

“The Myth and Magic of Generating New Ideas”
The New Yorker, November 2019


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