Max Frenzel

Principal Researcher, Qosmo


Max Frenzel began his academic career focusing on Quantum Information Theory, first as a PhD student at Imperial College London, and later as a postdoctoral research fellow at Tokyo University. After leaving academia and gathering some entrepreneurial experience, Max got interested in AI and its practical business applications. More recently, he again slightly shifted his focus to the applications of AI and deep learning in creativity, design, and art, joining Qosmo, a Tokyo-based company dedicated to computational creativity. Max is also an active writer and is currently working on his first book, Time Off.


AI & Multimedia: Creative Machines


Art and creativity, fields that are by many considered as distinctly human, have not been left unaffected by the recent advances in AI and deep learning. While many either fear that AI will replace or substitute humans, or argue that an AI can never be creative and that anything generated by AI is by definition not art, I want to present an alternative view. I believe that advanced AI will allow us humans to focus on what makes us truly human, provide us with new tools for creative exploration, and allow us to enjoy more high quality leisure time. Besides a general discussion, I will present NeuralFunk, an experiment in using deep learning for sound design.



1-5-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Shin-Marunouchi Building, Room 902


April 23, 2019 at 09:00AM - 09:50AM