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Podcast S5E123: Marcus du Sautoy - The Creativity Code

Idea to Value - Creativity and Innovation with Nick Skillicorn

In today's episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak with Professor Marcus du Sautoy. Prof du Sautoy is widely known for his work to popularise mathematics, is the Charles Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science and author of the bestselling book The Creativity Code: Art and Innovation in the Age of AI. See the full episode at https://wp.me/p6pllj-1Bm #ai #artificialintelligence #creativity #code We speak about the link between Artificial Intelligence and Creativity, and how these two worlds are coming closer and closer together. Topics covered in this episode: 00:01:30 - Prof du Sautoy's history with Mathematics and Science 00:03:30 - Can Artificial Intelligence be creative? The example from the game of Go 00:07:30 - The new way of coding, based on machine learning, which no longer requires the rules which humans program into software 00:11:00 - The realms of the arts are now being taught to software, which allows code to generate output which humans never would have 00:15:00 - How algorithms are creating new types of music, and how audiences are unable to tell music created by a human or a computer 00:17:00 - The unbelievable creativity of GPT-3, and whether creativity requires intention 00:23:00 - Is AI creative if a human is always the one choosing which outputs to display 00:27:00 - The challenge of communicating science, and building public trust in science 00:31:00 - The power of a story in communicating (and miscommunicating) science Links mentioned in this episode: Book: The Creativity Code: https://amzn.to/3yw6oDV Book: Thinking Better: The Art of the Shortcut in Math and Life (Oct 2021): https://amzn.to/36k887d Twitter: http://twitter.com/marcusdusautoy Prof du Sautoy's site: https://www.simonyi.ox.ac.uk/ Bonus: This episode was made possible by our premium innovation and creativity training. Take your innovation and creativity capabilities to the next level by investing in yourself now, at https://www.ideatovalue.com/all-access-pass-insider-secrets/ * Subscribe on iTunes to the Idea to Value Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/idea-to-value-creativity-innovation/id1199964981?mt=2 * Subscribe on Spotify to the Idea to Value Podcast: https://open.spotify.com/show/4x1kANUSv7UJoCJ8GavUrN * Subscribe on Stitcher to the Idea to Value Podcast: http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=129437&refid=stpr * Subscribe on Google Podcasts to the Idea to Value Podcast: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9pZGVhdG92YWx1ZS5saWJzeW4uY29tL3Jzcw Want to rapidly validate new ideas and innovative products and GROW your online business? These are the tools I actually use to run my online businesses (and you can too): * The best email management and campaigns system: ActiveCampaign (Free Trial) http://www.activecampaign.com/?_r=M17NLG2X  * Best value web hosting: BlueHost WordPress http://www.activecampaign.com/?_r=M17NLG2X  * Landing pages, Sales Pages and Lead collection: LeadPages (Free Trial) http://leadpages.pxf.io/c/1385771/390538/5673  * Sharing & List building: Sumo (Free) https://sumo.com/?src=partner_ideatovalue  * Payments, Shopping Cart, affiliate management and Upsell generator: ThriveCart https://improvides--checkout.thrivecart.com/thrivecart-standard-account/  * Video Webinars for sales: WebinarJam and Everwebinar ($1 Trial) https://nickskillicorn.krtra.com/t/lwIBaKzMP1oQ  * Membership for protecting content: Membermouse (Free Trial) http://affiliates.membermouse.com/idevaffiliate.php?id=735  * eLearning System for students: WP Courseware https://flyplugins.com/?fly=293  * Video Editing: Techsmith Camtasia http://techsmith.z6rjha.net/vvGPv I have used all of the above products myself to build IdeatoValue and Improvides, which is why I can confidently recommend them. I may also receive affiliate payments for any business I bring to them using the links above. Copyright https://www.ideatovalue.com


8 Jul 2021

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Ep 14: Agent Marcus Du Sautoy - Formulating a Creative Outcome

AI Agents

It seems that many people would rather use calculators or employ the services of an accountant than practice the language of mathematics, we've got plenty more fun things to be doing than formal equations. But is this boredom surrounding mathematics due to the language, or the subject of equations? Perhaps grammar is to a poem what math is to AI art. Can we code for creative outcomes? Is there a formula for art? It sounds daunting but Marcus Du Sautoy, author of the creativity code, is an Oxford University mathematician with fascinating insights on how we can solve for bold and beautiful in AI. Marcus joins the Art Intelligence agency to discuss the art of mathematics and the mathematics in art. You can find more of Marcus's work in mathematics here, and follow his newest book on bookshelves in August. This Podcast was Produced by Tim Whiffen of Whimsy Productions in Association with the Art Intelligence Agency, the Australian Institute for Machine Learning, and the Sia Furler Institute of the University of Adelaide.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


26 Jun 2021

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Carlo Rovelli on Helgoland in conversation with Marcus du Sautoy


Join us to hear master story teller and theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli in conversation with Marcus du Sautoy - the Charles Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University – as they discuss a revolutionary idea that transformed the whole of science and our very conception of the world.In his new book Helgoland, Carlo Rovelli guides us through the extraordinary story of the quantum, the debates it raises, and his own foundational contribution to the field. The book opens a century ago on a treeless windswept island in the North Sea, Helgoland, where the young Werner Heisenberg, aged just 23, had retreated to think and had an idea, “one of the most vertiginous of Nature’s secrets ever looked upon by humankind, an idea that would transform physics in its entirety – together with the whole of science and our very conception of the world.”Heisenberg had begun to glimpse the strange beauty of a world in which nothing exists until it interacts with something else, forever causing a rip in our all-too-solid conceptions of reality. This is the story of the bright young men who together with Heisenberg completed the theory of quantum mechanics. Their science has given us modern technology, yet it remains enigmatic, swarming with startling ideas such as ghostly waves, distant objects seemly magically connected to each other, and cats that are both asleep and awake.Drawing off a lifetime of reading across the sciences and the arts, philosophy and neuroscience, Rovelli guides the reader through the far-reaching general implications of thinking of reality as a vast network of relations, of which we ourselves are just a component. Now, a century on from the discovery of quantum theory, Carlo Rovelli helps us to truly understand the world we live in.Carlo Rovelli is a theoretical physicist who has made significant contributions to the physics of space and time. His books Seven Brief Lessons on Physics, Reality is Not What it Seems and The Order of Time are international bestsellers which have been translated into 43 languages and have sold over 2 million copies worldwide in all formats. Rovelli is currently working in Canada and also directing the quantum gravity research group of the Centre de Physique Théorique in Marseille, France.Marcus du Sautoy is the Charles Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University. He is also a Professor of Mathematics and a Fellow of New College. He was made a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2016. In 2001 he won the prestigious Berwick Prize of the London Mathematical Society awarded every two years to reward the best mathematical research made by a mathematician under 40. In 2009 he was awarded the Royal Society’s Faraday Prize, the UK’s premier award for excellence in communicating science. He received an OBE for services to science in the 2010 New Year’s Honours List.5x15 brings together five outstanding individuals to tell of their lives, passions and inspirations. This talk was recorded at 5x15 online in April 2021.Learn more about 5x15 events: 5x15stories.comTwitter: www.twitter.com/5x15storiesFacebook: www.facebook.com/5x15storiesInstagram: www.instagram.com/5x15stories


22 Apr 2021

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Can We Have Conscious Artificial Intelligence and Other Mind-blowing Things Science Can’t Answer - with Oxford Prof Marcus du Sautoy

Bernard Marr's Future of Business & Technology Podcast

What questions can science not answer? In a recent conversation with Professor of Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University, mathematician, broadcaster and author Marcus du Sautoy we explored some questions that he pondered in his book What We Cannot Know: Explorations at the Edge of Knowledge.


29 Sep 2020

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Marcus du Sautoy on AI and the Future of Creativity

The 21st Century Creative

This week’s guest on The 21st Century Creative podcast is the eminent Mathematician Marcus du Sautoy, who takes us on a voyage through the weird and wonderful world of artificial intelligence (AI) and creativity, drawing on insights from his latest book The Creativity Code: How AI Is Learning to Write, Paint and Think (Amazon US […] The post Marcus du Sautoy on AI and the Future of Creativity appeared first on Mark McGuinness | Creative Coach. CommentsAnd now, you can judge those things very nicely in the confines ... by FrestRelated StoriesWriting a World-Changing Book with Cynthia MorrisAvoiding the Advice Trap with Michael Bungay StanierThe 21st Century Illustrator with Krystal Lauk

1hr 11mins

29 Jun 2020

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The Future Has Arrived: Marcus Du Sautoy in conversation with Sanjoy Roy

JLF Brave New World

Oxford mathematician Marcus Du Sautoy, in conversation with Sanjoy K. Roy, explains how the coronavirus crisis has accelerated the fusion between the real world and cyberspace. Watch this conversation to understand what lies ahead, between technology, artificial intelligence and what we call reality, only on #JLFBraveNewWorld this Saturday!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 1min

8 Jun 2020

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Can Machines And Artificial Intelligence Be Creative - with Prof. Marcus du Sautoy from Oxford University

Bernard Marr's Future of Business & Technology Podcast

In this conversation I talk to Oxford professor, and author of the book ’The Creativity Code’ about machine creativity and whether artificial intelligence can be truly creative.


6 May 2020

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Prof. Marcus du Sautoy: Évariste Galois (1831)

Travels Through Time

In this episode of Travels Through Time, Marcus du Sautoy The Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science at the University of Oxford takes us back to the 1830s to meet one of his heroes: the brilliant and tragic Évariste Galois.  ~ Évariste Galois is a fascinating figure in the history of mathematics. An unpromising and secretive student who became embroiled in the revolutionary politics of the 1830s, Galois was dead at the age of twenty. Yet the work he completed in his few active years of study has influenced the subject of mathematics ever since. Galois was born on the outskirts of Paris during the period of Napoleon’s rule in 1811. From the beginning he was known for his unusual, ‘bizarre’, character that led him into time and again into dangerous situations. At some point during Galois’s undistinguished school career he fell, ‘under the spell of the excitement of mathematics’. Here he found a realm of certainty and fascination, where he could feel safe and escape the perils of human interaction and everyday life. During his teenage years Galois’s fascination for his subject became ever deeper. He began to conceive entirely new ways of approaching an age-old mathematical problem – that of solving the quintic. So begins one of the thrilling stories in the history of mathematics. Marcus du Sautoy takes us back to see Galois as his young life reached its intellectual peak and tragic conclusion in the early 1830s. It's a story of beguiling genius in tumultuous times. The Creativity Code by Marcus du Sautoy is out now. Show Notes: Scene One: 9 May 1831, Paris. At a banquet to celebrate the acquittal of 19 members of the revolutionary Société des Amis du Peuple, a young Galois gets carried away by the atmosphere and the alcohol. Scene Two: 23 October 1831 , Sainte-Pelagie Prison, southern Paris. Galois is thrown in jail, having been found guilty of wearing a banned National Guard uniform, carrying weapons – and graffitiing his holding cell with political cartoons. Scene Three: 30 May 1832, Paris: Early one morning a peasant on his way to work finds a young man lying beside a pond bleeding from a gunshot wound. People Presenter: Violet Moller Guest: Marcus du Sautoy Producer: Maria Nolan Editorial: Artemis Irvine Titles: Jon O == We've set up a Twitter account at long last! Please say hello @tttpodcast_


25 Feb 2020

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AI and Creativity: Marcus du Sautoy in conversation with Sanjoy K. Roy

Jaipur Bytes

As Artificial Intelligence takes over human narratives, Marcus du Sautoy questions the shape of our future. In his book The Creativity Code: How AI is Learning to Write, Paint and Think, he expounds on how algorithms work, the nature of creativity and how engineers are tracking our emotional responses to art. In a riveting session, du Sautoy, the Simonyi Professor for Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University, discusses intuition, the creative process and its correlation with mathematics. In conversation with Jaipur Literature Festival producer Sanjoy K. Roy.


27 Jan 2020

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Prof Marcus du Sautoy | Creativity Code: How AI is learning to write, paint & think

Agile Rabbit

Slides available here: glsr.it/creativitycodeWill a computer ever compose a symphony, write a prize-winning novel, or paint a masterpiece?New developments in AI are shaking up the status quo, as we find out how many of the tasks humans engage in can be done equally well, if not better, by machines. But can machines be creative?In this talk, based on his bestselling book, Marcus du Sautoy examines the nature of creativity, as well as describing how algorithms work, and the mathematical rules underpinning them. He asks how much of our emotional response to art is a product of our brains reacting to pattern and structure, and exactly what it is to be creative in mathematics, art, language and music.Marcus finds out how long it might be before machines come up with something creative, and whether they might jolt us into being more imaginative in turn.


15 Nov 2019