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Augmented Creativity with Large Language Models

A quick hands-on workshop exploring how to use AI text-generation for research and creation

Date & time
Wednesday, May 11, 2022
1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Registration is closed


David Jhave Johnston, Harley Smart


This event is free


J.W. McConnell Building
1400 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.

Wheel chair accessible


Are you curious about how AI could help you in your work? Join Harley Smart and David Jhave Johnston for a hands-on workshop exploring the possibilities of augmenting human creativity with AI. You don't need any technical ability, only natural language. We'll be working with the groundbreaking GPT3 text transformer. 

This workshop is open to all disciplines.

This event is part of the MDES22 Research-Creation Show.

How can you participate? Attend the workshop in person (note, there is a maximum of 25 audience members permitted in the space) or online by registering for the Zoom meeting or watching live on 4th Space's YouTube channel.

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David Jhave Johnston

Digital net-artist-poet concentrating on integrating advanced computational techniques (neural nets, VR, and fluid dynamics) into the creation of art installations and spoken word performances that expose and question human-machine symbiosis.

Harley Smart

Graduate student within Concordia University’s Design and Computation Arts, exploring how machine intelligence may transform independent publishing practices. He enjoys working with artists, writers, designers and researchers to produce thoughtful, interdisciplinary, and challenging new bookworks, installations, and other markers of progressive, contemporary culture.

MDES22 Research-Creation Show

Consider it a large showroom of different ideas in design domains that will present, teach and inspire new ideas for you. The MDES22-research-creation show is Concordia University’s graduation show in design. In the exhibition, the students will display their designs and creations pertaining to their thesis. There will also be a series of different roundtables and workshops concerning research-creation topics. This exhibition will surely benefit the visitors who are interested in multidisciplinary design.

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