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Nao Tokui, Ph.D.
Artist / Researcher

Founder & CEO, Qosmo Inc. / Associate Professor at Keio UniversityDentsu Craft Tokyo, Head of Technology

Nao Tokui is an artist, researcher, and Associate Professor at Keio University. Tokui received his Ph.D. from The University of Tokyo on his research on Human-Computer Interaction and Artificial Intelligence (AI). While pursuing his Ph.D., he released his first album and collaborated with Nujabes, a legendary Japanese hip-hop producer. He has been exploring the potential expansion of human creativity through the use of AI. His recent works include a collaboration with Brian Eno and AI DJ Project, where a Machine Learning-based DJ plays alongside a human DJ (Tokui, himself), taking turns selecting and playing one song at a time. His works have been exhibited at New York MoMA, Barbican Centre(London), and InterCommunication Center(Tokyo), and more.

In April 2019, he started his professorship at Keio University and founded Computational Creativity Lab to advance his practices in research and educational environment as well. He published his first book on AI and Creativity in January 2021.

徳井 直生
アーティスト / 研究者

株式会社 Qosmo 代表取締役 / 慶應義塾大学 政策・メディア研究科(SFC) 准教授Dentsu Craft Tokyo, Head of Technology

2009年にQosmoを設立。Computational Creativity and Beyondをモットーに、AIと人の共生による創造性の拡張の可能性を模索。AIを用いたインスタレーション作品群で知られる。また、AI DJプロジェクトと題し、AIのDJと自分が一曲ずつかけあうスタイルでのDJパフォーマンスを国内外で行う。2019年5月にはGoogle I/O 2019に招待され、Google CEOのキーノートスピーチをAI DJによって盛り上げた。 2019年4月からは慶應義塾大学SFCでComputational Creativity Labを主宰。研究・教育面からも実践を深めている。 

東京大学 工学系研究科 電子工学専攻 博士課程修了。工学博士。