Talk

Marko Ahtisaari (FIN): On Art and AI

Friday, Sep 6
19:00 — 19:30
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Talk

Marko Ahtisaari (FIN): On Art and AI

Create, Learn, You,
We’re facing key dilemmas in tech progress – is art part of the solution?
Marko Ahtisaari (FIN) joins Techfestival to shine a light on the symbiotic love affair between arts and technology.  In this talk, he is diving into how artistic thinking will become a vital part of the next AI developments.⁠
Marko is the Artistic Director of the Helsinki Festival, the largest multi-arts festival in the Nordics. A Finnish technology entrepreneur, designer and musician, Marko has been CEO and co-founder of two technology companies: Dopplr, which was acquired by Nokia, and Sync Project, acquired by Bose. After Dopplr, Marko was the Executive Vice President of Design at Nokia and later a Director’s Fellow at the MIT Media Lab. He studied economics, philosophy, and music at Columbia University, and was a lecturer and fellow of the faculty of philosophy. He has co-authored two books: Out of the Blue, on Finnish Design, and 10x Finland, on the societal impact of digitalisation.

Watch “2 Minutes with Marko Ahtisaari” to hear his brilliant insight and knowledge on design from his time at Nokia.

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