CRE-AI: Legal and societal implications of Generative Machine Learning, aka 'Creative Artificial Intelligence'
CRE-AI is a two year postdoc project (Sociology of Law, Univeristy of Lund, Sweden, Feb 2019-2021) on the legal and societal implications of so-called creative or generative Artificial Intelligence, notably Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs). By blurring the distinction between fake and real ('deepfakes'), and its capacity to compose convincing new variations on existing patterns, generative AI challenges what we can believe to be true, what creativity is, and the security of any system running on AI. CREA-AI explores the perils and promises of the recent breakthroughs in the field of generative AI. The project also looks at how the outputs of (unsupervised) generative AI could impact on fairness, accountability and transparency problems arising from (supervised) classificatory AI.