## I'm Rodolfo. I am exploring artificial intelligence as a creative medium, tool and collaborator. I explore this through an on-going PhD in human-AI creative collaboration at the [Interactive Media Lab](https://www.unsw.edu.au/arts-design-architecture/our-schools/art-design/our-research/centres-labs/interactive-media-lab), at the UNSW School of Art and Design in Sydney. I also have a creative practice through my [Humans+AI Studio](https://humansplusai.studio/). I am passionate about designing interactions that allow humans to tap into new forms creative intelligence. I am from Mexico and came to Australia after receiving a scholarship to study a master's in responsible AI with [Genevieve Bell](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genevieve_Bell). Before that I worked at Google. [[Read more about my personal story →]] --- ## Projects 1. **Music of the Sails** - A generative audiovisual installation for the Sydney Opera House. [[Music of the Sails |Learn More →]] 2. **Australian Financial Review AI portraits** - I made AI portraits of the most powerful people in Australia. They were printed in the newspaper and magazine issues, including one in the cover. [[AFR AI Portraits | Learn more →]] 3. **Narrative Device** - I coded a little app over a weekend using GPT3 back in 2021 to generate short stories. Somehow it went viral and more than 200,000 people used it to generate 2 million stories. This was before ChatGPT so people's brains were pretty blown. [[Narrative Device | Learn more →]] [[All projects |See more past projects→]] --- ## Research **Published** 1. **A Framework for Dialogue-Based Human-AI Creative Collaboration** - A proposed framework for designing effective human-AI collaboration. Published in 2022 CHI 2022 Workshop on Generative AI and HCI, New Orleans ’22. 2. **Using GPT-3 to Achieve Semantically Relevant Data Sonificiation for an Art Installation** Published in Artificial Intelligence in Music, Sound, Art and Design: 12th International Conference, Brno, Czech Republic ’23 3. **The Human-Built Environment-Natural Environment Relation-An Immersive Multisensory Exploration with ’System of a Sound’** Published in 28th International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, Sydney, Australia ’23 **In review** 1. **Coffee So Good, You’ll Want to Slap Your Barista: Evaluating Co-Creative Interaction with AI Systems Through Dialogic Actions** Submitted to Minds and Machines Journal Authors: Oliver R Bown; Kazjon Grace; Rodolfo Ocampo; Francisco Ibarrola **In progress** 1. Paper examining the limitations of current generative AI image models in terms of three creative operations: consistent subject generation, style and structural control, and iterative capabilities, using the Australian Financial Review project as a case study 2. Paper on the installation for the Sydney Opera House, examining the affordances of different AI models and their creative possibilities in interactive installations 3. Paper exploring the use of an evolutionary search algorithm for image generation with a human-in-the-loop expressing aesthetic preference as a fitness function 4. Paper examining the differential impact of two different interface designs for an AI co-writing tool on metric such as creative self-efficacy, reported satisfaction and time to completion of a creative writing task --- ## Media Some of my talks, interviews and articles written by me or covering my work. ### [Talk on the Creative Possibilities of AI at Sunrise Festival](https://chat.openai.com/#https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DDvtzk0QWU) - Sunrise Festival <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/1DDvtzk0QWU?si=O_3bFSjEHPLS8Akr" title="YouTube video player" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture; web-share" allowfullscreen></iframe> ### [TV Interview on the Rise of AI](https://chat.openai.com/#link-to-video) - Channel 7 News <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/2axNj3YRMoo?start=145" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe> ### [Interview with the World Intellectual Property Organization on Creative AI](https://theconversation.com/i-used-to-work-at-google-and-now-im-an-ai-researcher-heres-why-slowing-down-ai-development-is-wise-202944) <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/AlKLrjV9CRU?si=zY-bx5wYlen8THgy" title="YouTube video player" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture; web-share" allowfullscreen></iframe> ### [I used to work at Google, and now I'm an AI researcher: Here's why slowing down AI development is wise](https://theconversation.com/i-used-to-work-at-google-and-now-im-an-ai-researcher-heres-why-slowing-down-ai-development-is-wise-202944) - _The Conversation_ ### [Indigenous rangers to use "SpaceCows" program to protect sacred sites and rock art from feral herds](https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/sep/15/indigenous-rangers-to-use-spacecows-program-to-protect-sacred-sites-and-rock-art-from-feral-herds) - _The Guardian_ ### [How will AI change our understanding of Art](https://www.abc.net.au/listen/programs/the-art-show/ai-art/14141476?utm_campaign=abc_listen&utm_content=link&utm_medium=content_shared&utm_source=abc_listen) - ABC Radio, The Art Show ### [AI Art is Everywhere Right Now – Even Experts Don't Know What it Will Mean](https://theconversation.com/ai-art-is-everywhere-right-now-even-experts-dont-know-what-it-will-mean-189800) - _The Conversation_ ### [This Man Does Not Exist](https://www.theaustralian.com.au/subscribe/news/1/?sourceCode=TAWEB_WRE170_a_GGL&dest=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.theaustralian.com.au%2Fthe-oz%2Finternet%2Fthis-man-does-not-exist%2Fnews-story%2Fbff7ed91626562be57f248dafcc92128&memtype=anonymous&mode=premium&v21=GROUPA-Segment-1-NOSCORE&V21spcbehaviour=append) - _The Australian_ --- ## Experience A few places I've worked at 1. **Google** - I worked at Google for two and a half years in different roles. My favorite was working on running causal inference experiments using a ML and statistical tools [[My time at Google|Learn more→]] 2. **Humans+AI Studio** I founded an independent creative practice through which I have worked on generative AI tools, projects and installations. Some of the projects include installations the Opera House, London and Miami Design Weeks and a AI cover and issue for the Australian Financial Review. [[Humans Plus AI Studio |Learn more →]] 3. **CSIRO** - I worked at Australia's science agency developing culturally responsible AI tools for environmental management used by indigenous park rangers. [[My time at CSIRO |Learn more →]] [[Experience |See all of my previous experience→]] --- ## Education 1. **PhD student, Human-AI creative collaboration**, *UNSW School of Art and Design* - ***Thesis: A dialogic interaction model for human-AI creative collaboration*.** I focus on exploring how to design co-creative AI tools that are steerable, meaningfully understand user intentions, are able to iterate and augment the human creative process [Learn more →](#link-to-detailed-project-A) 2. **Master in Applied Cybernetics** - 3Ai, Australian National University - Received a full scholarship to participate in an experimental master's exploring how to deploy AI systems at scale responsibly. My projects focused on creative technology and technology for ecological management [Learn more →](#link-to-detailed-project-B) 3. **Bachelor in Computer Engineering** - During University I founded a . [Learn more →](#link-to-detailed-project-C) ## Socials - [Instagram](https://www.instagram.com/minds_and_machines/) - [GitHub](https://github.com/rodolfoocampo) - [LinkedIn](https://www.linkedin.com/in/rocampob/) - [Twitter](https://twitter.com/_RodolfoOcampo) --- © [Rodolfo Ocampo], [2023]. All rights reserved.