Emily L. Spratt *10

Position
Art Historian, Art Technologist, Strategic Advisor
Bio/Description

Emily L. Spratt is an art historian, technologist, and strategic advisor based in the Data Science Institute at Columbia University, where she is a research fellow collaborating with the Departments of Historic Preservation and Computer Science. She is currently developing a project on the use of AI-enhanced technologies for the analysis, generation, and curation of art and architecture, the ethics surrounding this subject, and its bearings on our visual culture. Emily did her doctoral studies in the Department of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University on Byzantine and Renaissance art, and also holds degrees from the University of California, Los Angeles, and Cornell University. Emily has been a consultant for The Frick Collection and Art Reference Library, was the former strategic advisor for Artory, the blockchain-based art market company, is the ethics advisor for the cultural heritage foundation Iconem, and is involved in sourcing, evaluating, and advising machine learning-related startup companies. Most recently she curated the exhibition “Au-delà du Terroir, Beyond AI Art” for the Global Forum on AI for Humanity in Paris, France, which was a direct outcome of the last G7 meeting on the responsible use of technology, and was hosted by President Emmanuel Macron.