About the podcast

Machines & Masterpieces is a podcast at the intersection of culture, technology, and economics, in which a different expert is interviewed in every episode. It explores both how technology will shape the future of creative industries, and how technology enables new research into artistic production and consumption.

The title of this podcast is recycled from a paper of mine (with Mathieu Aubry, Roman Kräussl, and Gustavo Manso) on the use of machine learning to predict auction outcomes. Our paper is is now called “Biased Auctioneers”, but used to be titled “Machines and Masterpieces: Predicting Prices in the Art Auction Market”.


Christophe Spaenjers