AAAI Symposium on Creative Intelligent Systems

Dan Ventura Investigator)

Brigham Young University
Provo, UT 84602


Although it seems clear that creativity plays an important role in developing intelligent systems, it is less clear how to model, simulate, or evaluate creativity in such systems. In other words, it is often easier to recognize the presence and effect of creativity than to describe or prescribe it. The purpose of this symposium is to explore the synergies between creative cognition and intelligent systems in a cross-disciplinary setting that fosters cooperation both in designing creative systems and in creatively designing systems. This focus on creativity in the context of intelligent systems has the potential for increasing innovation in existing fields of research as well as for defining new fields of study, including

  1. Artificially Creative Systems: development of new types of intelligent systems that produce or simulate creativity using novel approaches to reasoning, searching, and representing knowledge. These systems may be inspired by human creativity or by the possibilities of artificial systems beyond human capabilities.
  2. Computational Models of Human Creativity: construct cognitive models of human creativity that can be the basis for computational creativity.
  3. Intelligent Systems for Supporting Creativity: produce user interfaces, interaction design, decision support, and data modeling techniques that lead to the development of intelligent assistants that support the user in being more creative.