"AI Creative Power and Inclusion"



Dr Mauro Martino, IBM Visual Intelligence Lab

Mauro is a scientist and artist who focuses on information technology related to exploration, dissemination and sharing of knowledge. He uses artificial intelligence to explore and enhance understanding of the world, transforming any type of information, whether it is visual, acoustic, or semantic, into interactive tools that are beautiful and simple to use. Originally from Italy, Mauro Martino is the creator and director of the “Visual Artificial Intelligence Lab” at IBM Research, with offices in Cambridge, MA and New York City. He is a Professor of Practice at Northeastern University, and his work appeared in numerous newspapers and magazines.

Serife (Sherry) Wong, Stanford University, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford

Şerife (Sherry) Wong is a Turkish Hawaiian artist and founder of Icarus Salon, an art think tank researching the ethics of emerging technology. She advocates for justice in AI which includes serving on a scientific advisory panel for USAID and Duke University on the future use of AI to address humanitarian challenges and pushes for more active roles for artists in policymaking. She was a jury member for the European Commission’s STARTS prize, and has worked with the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and Artnet Magazine. She has been a resident at the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center thematic month on AI, as well as Autodesk’s Pier 9. As an artist, she has exhibited internationally at venues such as Art Basel Miami, Shanghai Art Fair, FIAC Paris, ARCO Madrid, and Art Cologne.


  1. AI is already influencing how society works, how social media works, and bending public opinion. How are leaders using AI now?
  2. A lot of the decisions of our common future are going to taken by AI.
  3. What is your relationship to that emerging technological, social, environmental, political revolution?
  4. You both create art working with AI. What is the creative potential of AI?
  5. How can we use AI to build a better world?

Questions from students