Questioning the eternal theme of “What is the nature of Human Beings”?

Sony WoW Studio

Presented by Sony

Hiroaki Kitano, President and CEO of Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc. (Sony CSL) will appear on stage with Dr. Jürgen Schmidhuber, the father of modern AI, Hiroshi Ishiguro, the doyen of research on humanoid robots, and Kate Darling, Research Specialist at the MIT Media Lab, to discuss themes such as how technological development will deepen understanding of human beings, and how it may expand our creativity. Additionally, Hiroshi Ishiguro and Toshihiro Konno, Chief Financial Officer & Corporate EVP at Sony Music Entertainment(Japan) (SMEJ) will talk about the concept of a new music project utilizing AI assist composition technique "Flow Machines (" by SMEJ and Sony CSL.

1:00-2:30 PM: “Can technology re-envision human creativity?”
Jürgen Schmidhuber & Hiroshi Ishiguro & Hiroaki Kitano
3:00-4:00 PM: “Is it silly to care about a robot?”
Kate Darling & Hiroshi Ishiguro
6:30-7:30 PM: “What is the future of musical creativity?”
Toshihiro Konno & Tatsuya Yamori & Hiroaki Kitano

*The stage program may change without notice
*Please refer to the SXSW 2019 Sony Official Site for more details

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Event Type: Special Event