When: 9th March 2017
@ 19.30-20.30
Where: University of Greenwich, Stockwell Street Lecture Theatre 11_0004 (green)

J. Paul Neeley: Yossarian: AI for Creativity
AI is here, and having a radical impact on industries from language translation to medicine. Many have suggested that areas like human creativity will be spared by these technologies, but in reality they are just as open to disruption. J. Paul takes a quick look at the state of the art in AI, shares his team’s work on Yossarian looking to use AI to augment human creativity, and discusses how AI may impact human creativity and design practice in the future.

J. Paul is a London based Designer and Researcher.

He has a background in Service Design, Speculative Design, Design Research, and Strategy. J. Paul has worked professionally at Mayo Clinic’s Center for Innovation as Service Designer & Researcher focusing on the healthcare experience and delivery, at Teton Radiology as Service Design Manager realizing innovative medical imaging solutions, and at Unilever in Consumer & Market Insights on brand development.

J. Paul’s current design work explores the social, cultural, economic, and ethical implications of emerging technologies, designing speculative futures that help us engage with possibility as a way of reframing and understanding anew our current state. Recent projects have focused on happiness, healthcare and wellbeing, self quantification, future mobility, AI, synthetic biology, and issues of complexity and computational irreducibility in design and business.

J. Paul consults in Service & Speculative Design at Neeley Worldwide, is the founder of Masamichi Souzou, an organization working on the optimization of happiness through the consideration of everything, and he is the Co-founder & CEO of Yossarian, an AI for creativity. He is a tutor in Service Design at the Royal College of Art, and has guest lectured at Imperial College: Computer Science, RCA: Design Interactions, NYU: ITP, Köln International School of Design, and SVA: Design for Social Innovation.

J. Paul holds an MA in Design Interactions from the Royal College of Art where he studied with Tony Dunne & Fiona Raby, and is a graduate of Northwestern University where he studied Communications Studies with a concentration in Economics.



J. Paul Neeley