TODO: Apostrophes in names is currently causing an issue Akira Thompson – Mirren AI Conference: Feb 7, 2024

Akira Thompson

Generative AI Lead
Akira Thompson is a Creative Director and Generative AI Lead at R/GA. As a veteran of the advertising and computer graphics industries, he has worked for a broad spectrum of companies, from boutique motion design shops to high-end visual effects powerhouses like Framestore (where he served as Design Director). Specializing in design, visual effects, and motion graphics gives Akira a unique, cross-disciplinary perspective. He has contributed to projects ranging for film and television, live events, projection mapping and spatial computing for clients such as Verizon, Google, Dell, Samsung, Nike and The New York Times. Akira is deeply immersed in the burgeoning field of generative AI, exploring and building in Stable Diffusion, AnimateDiff, Controlnet, RunwayML, Pika, ElevenLabs, and Luma to name a few. He sees AI as an essential tool of the future and is eager to stay at the forefront of this rapidly evolving field.

This Speaker's Sessions

Charting a New Course: Reshaping the Agency Landscape

Feb 7, 2024 | 5:00 pm
One of the industry’s most advanced thought leaders on the topic of AI, Michael will send you off with an inspirational look at what’s ahead for the industry. In fact, he will share insight behind an exciting new (and perhaps existential) model of agency that has just started to form – directly pointing toward the future of the business.