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Can Generative AI Generate Culture?

Thursday 1 June 2023
Polak Building (Erasmus University Campus)
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3062 PA Rotterdam
Data Collaboratory (first floor)

Generative AI can create a wide variety of outputs, including art, music, literature, and other cultural artifacts. Whether these creations can truly be considered "culture" is a matter of debate.

Join us for an exclusive chance to hear from AI experts in the fields of Art, Music, Education, and Culture.  


  • Renée van Holsteijn - AI Speaker & Moderator
  • Roel Lutkenhaus - Founder of New Momentum
  • Sonia de Jager - Doctoral Researcher on Philosophy of AI at EUR, and Lecturer Willem de Kooning Academy
  • Cynthia Liem - Associate Professor at the Multimedia Computing Group at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) and the pianist of the Magma Duo.
  • Ksenia Fedorova – Assistant Professor Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society.


15:00 - 15:30          Welcome (Refreshments will be served)

15:30 – 16:00         Introduction to the topic and presentation by Renée van Holsteijn

16:00 - 17:00          Panel Discussion & Audience Interaction

17:00 - 18:00          Networking drinks

Topics include

  • What is the effect of generative AI on cultural norms and values?
  • How has generative AI changed the way we approach and understand language and communication?
  • What are the ethical implications of using generative AI to create art, literature, or music?
  • How has generative AI changed the way we approach and understand the concept of originality in creative works?

This event is brought to you by ECDA, Convergence AI, Mondai | House of AI, and Leiden University.

Convergence AI is a program between Erasmus University Rotterdam, Erasmus MC, Leiden University and TU Delft in which we collaborate around AI, Data & Digitalization


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