BMC Talk: Modeling CreativityBMC Talk: Modeling Creativityhttp://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/236791Park 338, Bryn Mawr College2013-04-04T16:00:002013-04-04T17:00:00
April 4, 4:00PM–5:00PM
Park 338, Bryn Mawr College
Tom de Smedt, St. Lucas University College of Art & Design, Antwerp, Belgium
Why do ants seem so purposeful and creative when they cooperate to harvest food; or where did spiders learn to make such intricate webs, when nature is inherently "blind", that is, pragmatic but not principled? How does human creativity work? How exactly do we think new thoughts and construct creative solutions, which we unconsciously apply to everyday problems such as luring the house cat down from a tree, or (rarely and with much more conscious effort) to invent a new theory of physics?
In this talk I discuss the thought-provoking question of if and how machines can be creative, and explore computational models of creativity, through data mining, multilingual natural language processing, sentiment analysis, machine learning, graph analysis and visualization.
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