Polifonia at TESaCo symposium ‘Talking Machines: Conversation and Creation With Artificial Intelligence’

Valentina Presutti presented a paper about extracting musical heritage knowledge from text in Polifonia

18 November 2021

On 8 November, Valentina Presutti presented a paper called ‘Extracting Musical Heritage Knowledge from text: the problem of relevant implicit knowledge and language evolution over time’ in the TESaCo symposium, a joint project of the Académie des sciences morales et politiques (Paris), ALMA IA-Research Institute for Human Centered Artificial Intelligence (Bologna) and ISTC-CNR (Rome).  The workshop was called ‘Talking Machines: conversation and creation with Artificial Intelligence’ and brought together scholars from different fields as well as writers to discuss the promises and limitations of GPT-3, a cutting-edge artificial language model. More specifically, the gathering focused on three main questions around artificial languages: 

  • the principles, perspectives and limits of artificial intelligence applied to language; 
  • the problem of the economic and material conditions of their conception and creation, including the role of public research in the development of very costly language models such as GPT-3; 
  • the uses of AI in conversation and creation, as well as in digital humanities. 

You can find the full programme of this fascinating symposium here.

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