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Machine as Human/Human as Machine: A Symposium on Artificial Intelligence and the Arts and Humanities

March 21 @ 8:00 am - March 22 @ 5:00 pm

The “Machine as Human/Human as Machine: A Symposium on Artificial Intelligence and the Arts and Humanities” will take place on March 21-22 at Iowa State University. Organized by Ritwik Banerji, assistant professor of anthropology, and John Monroe, professor of history, the symposium aims to advance the hypothesis that building machines that act like humans is a quintessentially humanistic and creative endeavor. The two-day event will draw together international experts on AI and the arts and humanities from a broad range of disciplines to inspire conversations and new collaborations in research and teaching.

In conjunction with the Faculty Senate’s symposium on AI, the first day of this symposium will focus on pedagogy in the arts and humanities. The following day focuses on the broad range of prior work and future opportunities for research in AI within the arts and humanities.

Register to attend by Wednesday, March 6. Lunch will be provided to all registered attendees.

Guest speakers:

Abram Anders, Associate Professor of English, Iowa State University

Ritwik Banerji, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Iowa State University

Kyle Booten, Assistant Professor of English, University of Connecticut

Nan Z. Da, Associate Professor of English, Johns Hopkins University

Johnny DiBlasi, Assistant Professor of Art and Visual Culture, Iowa State University

Eric Drott, Associate Professor of Music Theory, University of Texas

Julia Gossard, Associate Dean for Research, College of Humanities & Social Sciences, Utah State University

Nick Seaver, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Tufts University


March 21 @ 8:00 am
March 22 @ 5:00 pm