Discover how AI is already reshaping the artistic process across mediums, from ideation to creation and promotion.
This talk shatters the endless hype around AI by laying bare just how few relevant tools there are amidst the noise. It will provide artists with a straightforward, no-jargon explanation of how the technology works (and doesn't work), the ethical landscape, and how it can be used both for the practice of art and the boring bits that nobody talks about (grant writing, artist statements, and selling your work).
Ryan's 16 years of leading creative teams and early exposure to cutting-edge AI technologies make this an essential guide to the future of artistic creativity and the business of art in the decades to come.
Throughout his 16-year career leading creative teams, Ryan Mark has built a reputation for marrying technology to creative vision. Ryan, an accomplished location and studio photographer, has shot, produced, or directed over 60 projects that have reached millions.
Then, in 2020, Ryan was invited to test GPT-3 (a precursor to ChatGPT) and early access to image generation models. Prior to 2020, it seemed obvious that many non-creative industries would be impacted by automation and AI, but Ryan began to sense that art and creativity itself would not be insulated from this technology.
A practical realist in AI, Ryan embraces a future vision where creativity is enhanced by ethical, aligned AI. Ryan lives in Portland with his wife and two young girls and loves nothing more than a good book under an old tree.