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Thursday, February 28, 2019 — 4:30 PM EST

DarwinAI with Waterloo.ai invites you to register for the upcoming event!

Computational Creativity and the implications of machines that can ‘imagine’

The explosive progress of Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning systems has given rise to a new and flourishing realm of research termed Computational Creativity.  A multidisciplinary enterprise that resides at the intersection of AI, philosophy, cognitive psychology and the arts, this budding discipline continues to challenge our conceptions of what the limits of intelligent machines might be.

We have reached the stage where software can generate pictures, melodies, jokes and poems, can invent new words and even discover new and interesting mathematical theorems.  In addition to probing the scientific underpinnings of creativity, such endeavors raise fascinating questions about the nature of intentionality, originality and inspiration.

In this talk, DarwinAI CEO Sheldon Fernandez will explore such topics as:

  • What is the relationship between creativity and computation?   Can the latter truly beget the former and if so, how?
  • How do we evaluate whether something is truly creative given the emotional, subjective, and often contradictory qualities of creativity itself?
  • And, most importantly, if creativity is partially about ‘discordance’ – setting one’s mind free from the worn channels of tradition to formulate something novel – how can an algorithmic system ever be creative? 
    Phrased alternatively, if a machine can do only what it is programmed to do, how can it ever exhibit what might be termed creative behavior?

Date and Time
Thu, 28 February 2019
4:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Location
DC1302/Fishbowl
University of Waterloo

Register here for this interesting talk or info@darwinai.ca further details.

 

“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep” - Scott Adams

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