Nao Tokui, Ph.D.
Artist / Researcher
Born in 1976 in Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan. Tokui received his Ph.D. from The University of Tokyo, on his researches on Human-Computer Interaction using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to enhance human creativity.
After pursuing his research and creative interest at several research institutes in Japan and Europe, Tokui founded Qosmo in 2009. With the motto, “Computational Creativity and Beyond,” Qosmo became a unique creative studio focusing on the application of AI in the creative field.
Tokui, himself, has been exploring the potential expansion of creativity through the symbiosis between AI and humans. His recent works include a music video of a song by Brian Eno, using AI. In addition, Tokui has continued to present live performances titled AI DJ Project in Japan and overseas. These performances feature an AI DJ playing alongside a human DJ (Tokui, himself), taking turns selecting and playing one song at a time.
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.
アーティスト / 研究者
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。近作にAIを用いたインスタレーション作品群やブライアン・イーノのミュージックビデオの制作など。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。