Sunday, 12 October 2014

Key Points: Artificial Intelligence As The Creators

  • In order to create a machine that thinks creatively we must first understand creativity. Creativity is such a subjective and complex human trait that in order to map it, as we do a algorithmic equation, would require extensive research into the quantification and application of creativity itself.
  • There is already significant study in understanding what was thought to be a purely human ability. Computers have already been programmed to create jokes, similes, metaphors, even music and art have been generated with varying degrees of success. Where they fall short is their plasticity, the ability to; learn, evolve and collaborate as we do.
  • AI is already being used in todays society; to monitor and fly aircraft (AOD), in finance (using artificial neural networks) to invest and manage our money, in hospitals organisation and procedures, we talk to AI through call centres to gain better advice, children play with AI everyday, through; tamagochi, giga pets, furby and even in video games to generate alternate endings or fight against us.
  • There is currently around 21,802 organisations with dedicating research into AI. There has been a significant rise in funding; over 530% from 1996 to 2011 and this is set to grow still.

Sir Ken Robinson - Do schools kill creativity?
Video 6mins 18sec

"Picaso said; 'all children are born artist, the problem is to remain an artist as we grow up'... we don't grow into creativity, we grow out of it, or rather we get educated out of it"

(TED talk on creativity, the most viewed TED talk of all time)

Research -> Visual Arts


Word to Design

  • Krasimina Dimtchevska and Svillen Raneu

Games Design

  • ANGELINA by Michael Cook

Creative Problem Solving


Research -> Music

  • IAMUS - Composes from scratch, music performed by orchestra successfully.
  • SHIMON by Gil Weinberg - Jazz Improvisation
Further Research

STAND UP systems - Tells jokes

SARDONICUS - Smilies  ...and... ARISTOTLE - Metaphors 

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