Jun 19, 2021 • 41M

Helena Sarin on being an AI Artist

A conversation with one of the most iconic and prolific artists making use of cutting edge AI in their work

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The Gradient
Interviews with various people who research, build, or use AI, including academics, engineers, artists, entrepreneurs, and more.
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In episode 2 of The Gradient Podcast, we interview AI artist Helana Sarin. Check out her work and follow her over at her Twitter @NeuralBricolage.

Helena Sarin is a visual artist and software engineer and is among the most prominent artists utilizing AI for their work. After she discovered GANs (Generative Adversarial Networks) several years ago and then made generative models her primary medium. She is a frequent speaker at ML/AI conferences, for the past year delivering invited talks at MIT, Library of Congress and Capitol One, and her artwork was exhibited at AI Art exhibitions in Zurich, Dubai, Oxford, Shanghai and Miami. Lastly, Helena was among the earliest authors to contribute a piece to The Gradient with 2018’s “Playing a game of GANstruction”, in which she described the process she follows to make her art.

Image credit: Happy Nation - The Waterpark By Helena Sarin

Theme: “MusicVAE: Trio 16-bar Sample #2” from "MusicVAE: A Hierarchical Latent Vector Model for Learning Long-Term Structure in Music".