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November 02, 2023

AIL Open Seminars #002

We’re excited to announce the second edition of our open seminar series, that will be live-streamed on our YouTube Channel.

For this seminar, Anna-Kaisa Kaila will be joining us from the KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Stockholm, Sweden). Anna-Kaisa Kaila is a musicologist specialised in socio-cultural and legal study of arts. Her research explores the ethical, political and aesthetic impacts of technology on creative and cultural sectors and on artist communities, especially in the domain of music. Anna is currently pursuing a PhD in Media Technology at KTH in Stockholm (Sweden) at the department of Media and Interaction Design.

Title: Explorations in the ethics of creative-AI
Time: 11am, Friday, November 3rd
URL: YouTube Livestream

If you are in London and would like to join in-person please email t.pelinskiramos at

Ethically mindful development of creative-AI applications requires a broad understanding of the stakeholders involved, but we are still in the early days of mapping these uncertain terrains. In my talk, I will outline three recent studies on the stakeholders and ethics of creative-AI. First, we explored the material and conceptual framings of what it means to create art with AI tools in a series of interviews with Nordic AI-artists. I will deliver insight into our results, focusing on how artists describe their own motivations to adopt AI tools in their work. Secondly, critical case studies in music-AI tools, such as folk-rnn (Sturm et al. 2016) open perspectives to how heritage data use in AI training is entangled with questions of value and responsibility. Finally, I will introduce EASE, an analytical tool for ethical project evaluation and stakeholder elicitation for developers of creative-AI, and discuss our experiences with it in the context of music-AI applications.