Creativity versus the perception of creativity in computational systems

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We add to the discussion of how to assess the creativity of programs which generate artefacts such as poems, theorems, paintings, melodies, etc. To do so, we first review some existing frameworks for assessing artefact generation programs. Then, drawing on our experience of building both a mathematical discovery system and an automated painter, we argue that it is not appropriate to base the assessment of a system on its output alone, and that the way it produces artefacts also needs to be taken into account. We suggest a simple framework within which the behaviour of a program can be categorised and described which may add to the perception of creativity in the system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCreative Intelligent Systems - Papers from the AAAI Spring Symposium, Technical Report
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 30 Sep 2008
Externally publishedYes
EventAAAI Spring Symposium 2008 - Stanford, United States of America
Duration: 26 Mar 200828 Mar 2008

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NameAAAI Spring Symposium - Technical Report


ConferenceAAAI Spring Symposium 2008
CountryUnited States of America

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