Jeffrey Lancaster & Greg Edwards
Decoded
Biography
In this highly interactive breakout session, attendees will get hands-on with machine learning to create their own narrative based on the works of one or more famous authors.

Jeffrey Lancaster is the Head of Product Development, North America for Decoded, where he develops and delivers Decoded’s suite of digital enlightenment products. He has spoken at numerous conferences, including Internet Week NYC, the Future of Storytelling Festival, and SXSW. Lancaster was previously the Emerging Technologies Coordinator at Columbia University Libraries/Information Services. He earned a PhD in Chemistry at Columbia University in 2011.
Man or Machine (Learning): Demystifying the next generation of narrative tools

In this highly interactive breakout session, attendees will get hands-on with machine learning to create their own narrative based on the works of one or more famous authors. This AI-rendered mashup will demystify one way machine learning is rapidly altering the creative arts using natural language generation. Attendees will leave with a foundational understanding of how NLG is part of the broader explosion of machine learning-facilitated storytelling (in addition to their new derivative work).