Creativity and Artificial Intelligence Course


Bruno Caldas Vianna

Duration // Schedule

From 11 to 15 July 2022 (25 hours)
From Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 2.15 p.m.





Basic / Intermediate


625 €


Dates may be modified and courses may be canceled depending on the evolution of the pandemic.

Artificial Intelligence is changing our relation to creativity and taking it to a different level. The ability of AI-based tools to generate texts, images, music is challenging the role of artists themselves. But more than a threat to creators, AI must be seen as an immensely powerful resource that can expand the limits of human imagination. Systems using the GPT-3 models are generating 4.5 billion words of text every day today; already in 2019, a painting created using the StyleGAN model was sold for 432.000 dollars; several recent albums contain melodies and sounds created using machine learning methods.

In this course, we will understand what artificial intelligence can and cannot do in terms of creativity. We will take a quick look into the basic theory and history behind machine learning methods. Then we will look at online platforms that provide access to generative artificial intelligence tools and experiment with them. We will look into the work of artists using all sorts of machine-assisted techniques. Finally, we will create a final project that might be a finished piece or a prototype for a new tool.

  • Bring AI concepts and resources closer to technology-shy creative practitioners.
  • Introduce the basic theory of AI to non-technical people, 
  • Understand the potential and limitations of Ai for creative uses
  • Get familiar with trending artists using AI, their work and methods
  • Demonstrate easy to use online AI tools for generate and manipulate text, images and video
  • Provide the fundamentals of AI-based projects
  • Develop a simple AI creative project or piece.

Bruno Caldas Vianna

Bruno Caldas Vianna is a doctoral candidate at Uniarts Helsinki, researching artificial intelligence and fine arts. He has a master's degree in Interactive Telecommunications from New York University. He has long experience in developing technical projects as well as creative audiovisual works. For 6 years he taught creative programming at Oi Kabum! Art and Technology school in Rio de Janeiro.