Kenric McDowell has worked at the intersection of culture and technology for twenty years. His resumes includes work for R/GA, Nike, Focus Features, HTC Innovation and Google. Kenric currently leads the Artists + Machine Intelligence program at Google Research, where he facilitates collaboration between Google AI researchers, artists and cultural institutions. He is a regular speaker at conferences and has spoken about art and interdisciplinary collaboration at UCLA IDEAS, Eyebeam, MacArthur Foundation, Nabi Art Center, and the Google Arts & Culture Lab in Paris. Kenric received his MFA from the International Center of Photography-Bard in New York City.
Artists + Machine Intelligence is a program at Google that brings artists and engineers together to create art with machine intelligence. We provide financial and technical support to artists and host interdisciplinary conferences. Our goals are to facilitate a rigorous conversation around Machine Intelligence, to open Google's research to new ways of thinking and working, and to support an emerging form of artmaking: collaboration between artists, engineers, and intelligent systems.