Nao Tokui is an artist and researcher. Tokui received his Ph.D. from The University of Tokyo, on his researches on Human-Computer Interaction and Artificial Intelligence (AI).
He has been exploring the potential expansion of human creativity through the use of AI. His recent works include a collaboration with Brian Eno and AI DJ Project, where a Machine Learning-based DJ plays alongside a human DJ (Tokui, himself), taking turns selecting and playing one song at a time. His works have been exhibited at NY MoMA, Barbican Centre, and InterCommunication Center.
In April 2019, he started his professorship at Keio University and founded Computational Creativity Lab to advance his practices in research and educational environment as well.