Course Outline: Machine Learning for Creative Industry, 22 - 26 July 2019

Course outline: Fundamentals of Machine Learning for Creative Industry course, the course is led by Happy Finish and CCW Digital Maker Collective, supported by UAL Creative Computing Institute. 22 - 26 July 2019

Course Address: Chelsea College of Arts, CCW Collaborative MakerSpace
16 John Islip St, Westminster, London, SW1P 4JU

Contact: 07703887845

Monday 22nd July 10 – 6pm*

10:00 – 11:00 - Welcome/college info Intro CCI, Happy Finish, Team and Student intro

11:00 – 11:30 - Overview of the course

11:30 – 11:45 - Coffee

11:45 – 13:00 - What is AI

13:00 – 1400 – Break

14:00 – 15:00 - What is Machine Learning

15:00 – 15:45 - Set up collaborative environment, into to software & practical examples

15:45 – 16:00 - Break

16:00 – 17:00 - Machine Learning Ethics (Perfect Mum) & AI, Intellectual Property with Roxanne Peters

17:00 – 18:00 - Collaboration Lab time

Tuesday 23rd July 10 – 6pm*

10:15 – 11:40 - What are Neural Networks?

11:40 – 12:00 – Break

12:00 – 13:00 - What are Neural Networks? - Using Google Colaboratory

13:00 – 14:00 – Lunch (not provided)

14:00 – 15:00 - Overview of Coding Frameworks & Languages Python, C++, Javascript, Swift, TensorFlow vs PyTorch

15:00 – 16:00 - Industry Guest Artist - Andy Lomas

16:00 – 18:00 - Break & Collaboration Lab time

Wednesday 24th July 10 – 6pm*

10:00 – 10:20 – Energizer

10:20 – 11:30 - Intro Deep Learning

11:30 – 11:45 – Break

11:45 – 13:00 - Deep Learning experiments

13:00 – 1400 – Lunch (not provided)

14:00 – 15:00 - Deep Learning projects

15:00 – 16:00 – About Data Sets

16:00 – 17:00 - Break & Review Q&A

17:00 – 18:00 - Collaboration Lab time

Thursday 25th July 10 – 6pm*

10:00 – 10:20 – Energizer

10:20 – 10:50 - Machine Learning for Games

10:50 – 11:30 - Intro Generative Adversarial Network GAN

11:30 – 11:45 – Break

11:45 – 13:00 - GANs for Image generation

13:00 – 1400 – Lunch (not provided)

14:00 – 15:00 - 3D & Video generation - Deep Fakes

15:00 – 16:00 - “The future is synthetic” Victor Riparbelli CEO - Synthesia

16:00 – 18:00 - Break & Collaboration Lab time

Friday 26th July 10 – 6pm*

10:00 – 10:20 – Energizer

10:20 – 11:30 - Machine Learning for Music & Sound

11:30 – 11:45 – Break

11:45 – 13:00 - Machine Learning for Language Generation - Alumni Project

13:00 – 1400 – Lunch (not provided)

14:00 – 14:30 - Jobs with AI Artificial Intelligence

14:30 – 15:20 - Future of AI

15:20 – 15:40 - What is AI? (revisited)

15:40 – 16:00 - De-brief – Q&A - Reflection - Feedback forms

16:00 – 17:00 - What Next plans for future collaboration - possible projects?

*Programme is subject to change

Course Team:

  • Marco Marchesi - Course Lead, Happy Finish
  • Chris Follows - Course Producer CCW UAL
  • Georgina Capdevila - Programme Producer CCI UAL
  • Grzesiek Sedek- CCW Tech Lead
  • Kaye Pryce - CCW Tech Support - Advisor
  • George Whetnall  - CCW Tech Advisor (Wed-Fri)
  • Darren Ellis - CCW Tech Advisor (Mon -Tue)
  • Nana Maiolini - UAL Alumni Support
  • Jazmin Morris - UAL Student Support

Course Guests

About Creative Computing intensive courses

DMC are supporting one of the intensive courses across UAL colleges. Learn the basics of Creative Computing in four different areas from industry experts.

The new UAL Creative Computing Institute (UAL CCI) Institute supports interdisciplinary teaching, research and knowledge exchange at the intersection of creativity and computational technologies. The Institute works across domains such as machine learning and artificial intelligence, alongside exploring how the contemporary world is being defined through human computer interaction and social platforms.

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About Happy Finish: Happy Finish is a global creative production collective making new things in new ways. Their multi- disciplined artists bring fresh content and products to life for our clients by combining creative techniques with world-class production expertise. They specialise in cross-platform services including Retouch, CGI, XR, AI and creative technology consultancy to craft experiences for some of the biggest brands and agencies in the world.

About the Digital Maker Collective: The Digital Maker Collective (DMC) are a group of University of the Arts London staff, students, alumni who share common goals of exploring digital & emerging technologies in the context of arts, education, society and the creative industries.

What will the workshop involve?

This course Delivered by Happy Finish in partnership with the Digital Maker Collective will teach the fundamentals of what AI, Machine Learning and Deep Learning are and how machines can help the future generations of designers, artists and content creators to enhance their creativity.

Participants will play with the tools used now in academia and industry to build Machine Learning applications: PyTorch, TensorFlow and Python. It will be explained how to choose the correct tools based on the applications, how to collect data and train the systems that are used in Creative AI today.

We will play with code (but previous code experience is not necessary) using interactive tools and analysing existing open source projects. The workshop will contain lectures, group sessions, screenings, brainstorming sessions, QA, prototyping, seminars with companies, startups and universities involved in Creative AI.

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