Supporting faculty pursuing cultural research related to machine learning technologies, in collaboration with Google Research

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As part of Google’s ongoing commitment to support faculty working on positive societal initiatives, Artists + Machine Intelligence (AMI) supports artists and academics pursuing social science research that looks at technology’s implications and impacts on individuals and society.

Through the current program, AMI provides $20,000 USD fellowships to permanent faculty at degree-granting institutions. Cash awards in this program are structured as unrestricted gifts to universities. Faculty members may apply with supporting collaborators. Both new and…


Meet six artists creatively pushing the boundaries of generative ML and natural language processing.

Top left, clockwise: Alex Fefegha, Budhaditya Chattopadhyay, Allison Parrish, Martine Syms, Paola Torres Núñez del Prado, and Anna Ridler.

Editor’s note: A version of this article appeared on The Keyword.

From January to May 2020, six international artists collaborated with Google creative technologists to explore machine learning techniques in film, poetry, sound art, and interactive storytelling, as part of an inaugural grant-making collaboration between Google Research and Google Arts & Culture. Today, we are publishing the outcomes of the grants.

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Hip Hop Poetry Bot by Alex Fefegha

Can AI rap? Alex explores speech generation trained on rap and hip hop…


AMI Research Award recipients Mimi Zeiger and Casey Rehm (SCI-Arc) co-teach a seminar on how machine learning and neural network (NN) platforms might be leveraged to address critical issues within the built environment, with specific interest in the future of equitable housing.

As part of Google’s ongoing commitment to support faculty working on positive societal initiatives, Artists + Machine Intelligence (AMI) supports artists and academics pursuing social science research relevant to machine learning technologies.

In the summer of 2020, we invited faculty across the arts & humanities disciplines to submit proposals exploring implications of AI technologies on society, including, but not limited to generative machine learning, computer vision, and natural language processing. Awards provide faculty and Google researchers an opportunity to partner on their research initiatives and build new and constructive long-term relationships.

This year’s selected proposals examine how technology mediates our…


AMI Research Awards support faculty pursuing cultural research related to machine learning technologies. Apply now for 2021 AMI Research Awards.

Tivon Rice’s Models for Environmental Literacy (2020)

As part of Google’s ongoing commitment to support faculty working on positive societal initiatives, Artists + Machine Intelligence (AMI) supports artists and academics pursuing social science research that looks at technology’s implications and impacts on individuals and society.

Through the current program, AMI provides $20,000 USD fellowships to permanent faculty at degree-granting institutions. Cash awards in this program are structured as unrestricted gifts to universities. Faculty members may apply with supporting collaborators. Both new and ongoing research are eligible. …


Welcome to Q&A, a series from the editors of Artists + Machine Intelligence.

Every week, we feature collaborators working at the intersection of art and technology. Follow us on Medium for new posts weekly, or explore the archive of featured guests here.

Courtesy Allison Parrish

Allison Parrish is a computer programmer, poet, educator, and game designer. Her teaching and practice address the unusual phenomena that blossom when language and computers meet, with a focus on artificial intelligence and computational creativity. She holds a master’s degree from NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (where she is currently a member of the full-time faculty), and her computer-generated…


Welcome to Q&A, a new series from the editors of Artists + Machine Intelligence.

Every week, we feature collaborators working at the intersection of art and technology. This April, in celebration of National Poetry Month, we’re spotlighting artists, writers, and poets exploring computational creative writing. Follow us on Medium for new posts weekly.

Courtesy Naho Matsuda

Naho Matsuda is an artist and designer, investigating social and cultural issues within contemporary technology practices. In a 2017 project for the city of Manchester, she stripped the numeric values from public data streams to describe the city in haiku-like vignettes. Now, she turns her interest in…


Welcome to Q&A, a new series from the editors of Artists + Machine Intelligence.

Each week, we’re featuring collaborators working at the intersection of art and technology. This April, in celebration of National Poetry Month, we’re spotlighting artists, writers, and poets exploring computational creative writing. Follow us on Medium to read new posts every Thursday.

Courtesy Ross Goodwin

Ross Goodwin is ‘not a poet’ (his words), but he is a creative technologist, hacker, and a gonzo data scientist. He’s also a ‘writer of writers,’ using machine learning, natural language processing, and other computational tools to realize new forms & interfaces for written language…


Welcome to Q&A, a new series from the editors of Artists + Machine Intelligence. Each week, we’re featuring collaborators working at the intersection of art and technology. This March, in celebration of Women’s History Month, we’re spotlighting women techmakers at Google. Follow us on Medium to read new posts every Tuesday.

Reena Jana is Head of Content Strategy for Responsible Innovation at Google. A former editor, art critic, and tech journalist, Reena now collaborates with teams to create tools and resources that support value-driven innovation and Google’s AI Principles. When she’s not mentoring artists and creative technologists at New Inc


Welcome to Q&A, a new series from the editors of Artists + Machine Intelligence. Each week, we’re featuring collaborators working at the intersection of art and technology. This March, in celebration of Women’s History Month, we’re spotlighting women techmakers at Google. Follow us on Medium to read new posts every Tuesday. You can always reach us at artwithmi@google.com

Self-portrait by the artist

Maya Man is an artist and creative technologist based in New York, NY. After studying computer science and media studies at Pomona College, she joined the Google Creative Lab in New York as a ‘Fiver,’ the Lab’s one-year residency for early career…


Welcome to Q&A, a new series from the editors of Artists + Machine Intelligence. Each week, we’re featuring collaborators working at the intersection of art and technology. This March, in celebration of Women’s History Month, we’re spotlighting women techmakers at Google. Follow us on Medium to read new posts every Tuesday. You can always reach us at artwithmi@google.com

Varsha Iyengar, rehearsing for a show. Photo courtesy of the artist

Based in San Francisco, California, Varsha Iyengar is a creative technologist working within interactive performance. Since 2016, she is also a software engineer at Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) group, where she specializes in motion capture and human movement analysis. She’s…

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