Conversations on AI

An experiential workshop, where principles meet practice, to develop AI with responsibility and resilience

Artificial Intelligence - Real Conversations

Join us for the third in our series of conversations on AI where we look forward to an engaging and balanced discussion of what AI means for human creativity. We welcome a broad range of perspectives to consider the practical implications of AI on creativity and identify a future co-creation we can aspire to.

How should humans co-create with AI?

What does it mean to be creative? Do AI tools have creative agency? This workshop will explore what AI means for creativity, and the monumental impact AI tools are having on our creative industries.

We look forward to you joining this conversation on June 13th 2024 at Adobe's offices in London.

Balanced perspectives

Our speakers bring expertise in:

  • Creativity in practice
  • Legal considerations around AI generated content
  • Philosophy of computational creativity, music, art and AI
  • Governance of AI creative platforms


Be part of the solution! We will combine point of view comments from speakers with a participatory workshop, engaging all participants to address these key questions.

Adobe will provide a state of the art demo to inspire our conversation with the power of AI.


Christian Zimmermann

CEO, DACS - The Design and Arts Copyright Society

Alice Helliwell

Asst. Professor, AI aesthetics & ethics

Northeastern University London

Alice Helliwell is assistant professor in the department of philosophy at Northeastern University, London. She researches AI aesthetics and ethics, focusing on the questions of how, when and in what ways AI can be considered creative.

Mick Grierson

Research Leader, UAL Creative Computing Institute

Mick Grierson is Research Leader at the Creative Computing Institute, University of Arts London. His research explores new approaches to the creation of sounds, images, video and interactions through signal processing, machine learning and information retrieval. Technology based on his research has been widely used by world leading production companies, tech start-ups and artists. Work by his students and research group was instrumental in the development of the field known as Creative AI.

Tareq Fadel

Development Lead,


A highly accomplished digital content strategist with visionary leadership in shaping the future content supply chain of global brands. Tareq’s expertise lies in content velocity, genAI, and delivering comprehensive multi-solution architectures.

Cliff Fluet

Partner, Lewis Silken LLP

Vice chair Help Musicians

Cliff is a Partner at Lewis Silkin LLP, a leading law firm for creative, innovative, and brand-focused businesses. He has over 25 years’ experience in advising clients on digital media, brand entertainment, technology, and innovation, as well as leading the firm's Media & Entertainment practice and sitting on the Management Board responsible for innovation. He is a recognised expert and leader in this field, ranked in the Legal 500 Hall of Fame.

Annabel Gillard


Conversations on AI

After a career in investment management, Annabel is investigating the place of ethical values and organisational culture in an AI-driven future workplace, and its impact on the changing nature of work and society. She has co-founded an initiative with LSE to develop ethical frameworks for commercial use of behavioural science and recently published on the role of ethical culture in building trust in a digital economy. She serves on the advisory council for Blueprint for a better business and the Institute of Business Ethics.

Duncan Roberts

Thought Leader and Futurist,

Cognizant Research

Martin Allen Morales


Institute of Imagination

Please register your interest to attend - our team will be in touch to confirm attendance.


Welcome & Intro
Introduction by Annabel Gillard and Tracy Woods (Cognizant).
Discussion & Demo
Get inspired by our speakers and discover the power of AI in a state of the art demo by Adobe.
Drinks & Nibbles
Let’s continue the conversation in a relaxing atmosphere.

Event Details

Date: Thursday, June 13th 2024

Time: 4:45pm - 7:30pm

Location: Adobe offices,

White Collar Factory

Old Street Yard

London EC1Y 8AF

Getting there: Northern line to Old Street

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