V&A Dundee
Talk

The Creativity Code

Thursday 6 February 2020
  • Date

    Thursday 6 Feb 2020

  • Time

  • Location

    Juniper Auditorium

  • Price

    Tickets cost £10.00 - £12.00

Marcus du Sautoy examines the nature of creativity and robotics.

Will a robot ever compose a symphony, write a prize-winning novel, or paint a masterpiece? And if so, would we tell the difference? In The Creativity Code Marcus du Sautoy explores the new developments in AI that are shaking up the status quo and asks how long it might be before machines come up with something creative, and whether they might jolt us into being more imaginative in turn.

Marcus du Sautoy is Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford where he holds the prestigious Simonyi Chair for the Public Understanding of Science and is a Fellow of New College. Du Sautoy has received a number of awards for his work including the London Mathematical Society’s Berwick Prize for outstanding mathematical research and the Royal Society of London’s Michael Faraday Prize for ‘excellence in communicating science’. He has been awarded an OBE for his services to science and was recently elected a Fellow of the Royal Society. His mathematical research has covered a great many areas including group theory, number theory and model theory, but he has been equally successful in his promotion of mathematics to the general public. He has published a number of best-selling, non-academic books and appears regularly on television and radio.

Followed by a book signing from 19:00.

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