Seminar on AI, Arts & Health: Benefits & challenges in research and practice

Seminar on AI, Arts & Health: Benefits & challenges in research and practice

As AI technologies are penetrating one research discipline after another, the focus for this open web-seminar is to discuss the possible influence AI solutions can have on individuals, disciplines and society in various beneficial and challenging ways, and how this should be governed.


21.04.2021 kl. 10.00 - 12.30


Photo: "Digitaltag.ZHdK 2018" by Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (ZHdK) is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Ethico-legal aspects can and should not be researched in isolation, but jointly within a multidisciplinary collaboration including humanistic science. Therefore, a multidisciplinary collection of researchers within AI, arts and health in will present their perspective on benefits and challenges of AI with arts and health and arts and health within AI.

The seminar will include dialogues, questions and debate across disciplines and across research level in breakout rooms as well as plenary format with the aim of increasing exchange of knowledge.



10.00              Welcome

10.05              Thomas Moeslund: Demystifying Artificial Intelligence

10.30              Stine Jacobsen: Music therapy, video observation and assessment of families

10.40              Elizabeth Jochum: Artificial intelligence and its limits: Overcoming racism and sexism in AI

10.50              Brian Bemman: AI, creativity, and values

11.00              Break

11.10             George Palamas & Sofia Dahl: AI as a lens to understand humans

11.20              Rasmus Birk: Digital Phenotyping for Mental Health Problems: A Brief Critique

11.30             Questions & dialogue

12.30              Thank you


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Thomas Moeslund

Thomas Moeslund, Ph.D, Professor, head of ‘AI for the People Centre’, head of ‘Visual Analysis of People Lab’ and head of ‘Section for Media Technology’, Aalborg University. Overall research interest is building intelligent systems that make sense out of data. Topics include: computer vision, AI, XAI, AI & Ethics, image analysis, deep learning, machine learning, robotics, machine vision, surveillance, drones, human-robot-interaction, motion capture, human perception, augmented reality, visualization.

Stine Lindahl Jacobsen

Stine Lindahl Jacobsen, Ph.D, Associate Professor, head of Art, Health and Technology Study Board, head of Music Therapy Knowledge Group, Aalborg University. Assessment of Parent-Child Interaction (APCI) developer, researcher & trainer. Clinical & research areas mainly include arts and health, families at risk, child protection, effect and assessment studies.

Elizabeth Jochum

Brian Bemman

Brian Bemman is currently an Assistant Professor in Media Technology within the Dept. of Architecture, Design and Media Technology at Aalborg University. His primary research interests lie within computational creativity – a multidisciplinary field of artificial intelligence concerned with getting computers to do creative things and better understanding human creativity from an algorithmic perspective.

George Palamas

George Palamas, PhD, Assistant Professor, Dept. Architecture, Design and Media Technology, Lighting Design Group, Aalborg University

Research interests:  Machine learning, design and the arts. Philosophy of computation and aesthetics.

Sofia Dahl

Sofia Dahl, PhD, Associate Professor, Dept. Architecture, Design and Media Technology, Media; Media Cognition and Interactive Systems Group; Aalborg University.

Research interests: Embodied music cognition and embodied interaction.

Rasmus Birk

Rasmus Birk is Assistant Professor in Psychology at Aalborg University, Denmark. He uses qualitative methods to explore the ecosocial dimensions of mental health, focusing especially on urban mental health.


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