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Nao TokuiJP

Nao Tokui<sup>JP</sup>

Nao Tokui (he/him) is an artist, DJ, and researcher, and the founder of Qosmo, an AI creative studio based in Japan. While pursuing his Ph.D. at The University of Tokyo, he released his first album and other singles, including a 12-inch with Nujabes, the legendary Japanese hip-hop producer. Since then, he has been exploring the potential expansion of human creativity through AI. His recent works include AI DJ Project, where a machine learning-based DJ plays alongside a human DJ, taking turns selecting and playing songs one at a time. His works have been exhibited at the New York MoMA, Barbican Centre in London, InterCommunication Center in Tokyo, and more. He published his first book on AI and creativity in Japan in January 2021. He is currently working on the English version of the book and his second album, due in early 2022.