My A.I. Is My Co-Writer: A Double Book Launch with Sasha Stiles and K Allado-McDowell
This event will explore the nascent, fascinating intersection of writing and Artificial Intelligence, introducing the creative and imaginative potential of this technology to an audience of curious readers and writers who may be interested in exploring AI's potential for themselves.
It will explore the craft of authoring a text with a nonhuman writing partner, and into the questions of what authorship and inspiration really are.
Can a neural net be creative? Can a poem generated by a machine truly move us, and if so, what does that mean about our own human consciousness?
At the same time, the event will seek to open up an important dialogue about the cultural and social implications of AI natural language processing, and artificial intelligence more broadly.
What is GPT-3 technology, and how does hold a mirror up to humanity, for better and for worse?
Most of all, it will expand and update our approach to reading and writing poetry by asking what we can learn about ourselves by collaborating with intelligent machines to discover our own poetry.
Ana Maria Caballero
Ana Maria Caballero is a first-generation Colombian-American poet and writer. Her work has won multiple awards, including the Beverly International Prize for Literature and Colombia’s 2014 José Manuel Arango National Poetry Prize. She’s been a finalist for the Academy of American Poets Prize, Ploughshares’ Emerging Writer’s Contest, the Essay Press Book Prize and the Tarpaulin Sky Book Award, among others. Her writing has appeared in numerous outlets, including L.A. Review of Books, Tupelo Quarterly, Sundog Lit, The Southeast Review, SWWIM and Jai-Alai Magazine. She believes poems should be valued as works of art and is excited about making this value manifest via blockchain technology.
K Allado-McDowell is a writer, speaker, and musician. They are the author, with GPT-3, of the books Pharmako-AI and Amor Cringe, and are co-editor of The Atlas of Anomalous AI. They record and release music under the name Qenric. Allado-McDowell established the Artists + Machine Intelligence program at Google AI. They are a conference speaker, educator and consultant to think-tanks and institutions seeking to align their work with deeper traditions of human understanding.
Sasha Stiles is a first-generation Kalmyk-American poet, artist, and transhuman translator working at the intersection of text and technology. The poetry mentor of A.I. BINA48 and inventor of “cursive binary,” Stiles recently exhibited her art and read her work at Art Basel Miami and SXSW.