AI Unleashed: Exploring the Frontiers of Artificial Intelligence
AI, encompassing machine learning, neural networks, and natural language processing, empowers systems to learn, reason, and make intelligent decisions. These techniques, when applied in design, drive innovation and redefine creative processes. AI-driven design tools, generative algorithms, and computational creativity are reshaping traditional design approaches. By harnessing human ingenuity and AI capabilities, creative potential is increased, extending the boundaries of what is achievable.
As AI evolves, the future holds remarkable possibilities, and challenges too. The AI Unleashed Conference is the premier event for industry leaders, designers, and educators to discover the latest breakthroughs in Artificial Intelligence and their impact on the creative industries and education.
Join us for an afternoon of inspiration and innovation, and meet like-minded professionals.
27 NOV 2023
HKDI Gallery, Hong Kong Design Institute,
3 King Ling Road, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong
Jeroen Van Erp
Partner & Creative Director
Jeroen van Erp graduated from the Faculty of Industrial Design at Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands, where he is now Professor of Concept Design, and was one of the founders of multidisciplinary design agency Fabrique, which develops visions, helps its clients think about strategies, branding and innovation, and realises designs, mainly by cutting straight through disciplinary barriers.
His clients range from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to the Rijksmuseum, from the Design Museum and Tate Modern in London to the city of Agra in India, and from the Yale Center for British Art in New Haven to the Louvre Abu Dhabi. In 2021 and 2022 he led the development of KUNSTEN2030, an overarching future vision for the cultural and creative industries.
Founder And Director
Cultural Analytics Lab
Lev Manovich is an artist, writer, and an influential theorist of digital culture, who after studying painting, architecture, and filmmaking, began using computers to produce digital art in 1984. He has played a key role in creating four new research fields: new media studies, software studies, cultural analytics, and AI aesthetics. Manovich has written and edited 15 books, and published 190 articles that have been translated into 35 languages. In 2007 he founded Software Studies Initiative, which was renamed Cultural Analytics Lab in 2016, and pioneered computational analysis and visualisation of massive cultural visual datasets in the humanities. From 2009-2017, Manovich taught at the European Graduate School, was the core faculty member at The Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture, and Design, Moscow, from 2016-2019 and a visiting professor at the School of Cultural Studies and Philosophy, Higher School of Economics, in Moscow from 2020-2021.
Tai Lee Siang
Design And Artificial Intelligence
Singapore University Of
Technology And Design
Tai Lee Siang has spearheaded the transformation of the Singapore urban design industry, and has been Head of Pillar, Architecture and Sustainable Design ASD at the Singapore University of Technology & Design since 2021. He is passionate about NGO voluntary work, and past president of the Singapore Institute of Architects, the Singapore Green Building Council, and the Design Business Chamber Singapore, as well as Chairman of the World Green Building Council from 2016-2018. A key initiative started during his term as WorldGBC Chair is the Advancing Net Zero movement that results in the increasing adoption of Net Zero Buildings worldwide.
HK Wireless Technology Association (WTIA)
Keith is the Chairman of WTIA, also the co-founder and CEO of Innopage Limited, a multi-award winning mobile apps development startup which successfully raised multiple rounds of angel fund. Keith is a part-time lecturer at Hong Kong Baptist University, and was elected to the Election Committee (IT Subsector) for 2017 Chief Executive Election. Keith is dedicated to helping local startups to build a better ecosystem, and has been a regular contributor for various printed and online media.
Zaha Hadid Architects
Shajay is an Associate Director at Zaha Hadid Architects where he co-founded and heads the Computation and Design research group (ZHACODE, 2007). He is an alumnus and a studio-master at the post-graduate course of Design Research Laboratory at the Architectural Association, London (AADRL, 2006). There he explores the intersection of computer graphics and video game technology, urban development and industrialised construction. Shajay pursued his scientific interests in digital design and robotic fabrication during his Doctoral studies at the Block Research Group (BRG, 2022) at the ETH, Zurich and previously as a M.Phil. graduate from University of Bath (2016).
Founder and CEO
Park Ji-eun founded Pulse9 Inc in 2017, pushes the boundaries between real and virtual humans in entertainment with the world’s first virtual K-POP idol girl band, ‘IITERNITI.’ Its eleven members were created following a competition that designated the most beautiful among 101 faces drawn by AI.