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Artificial Intelligence and Creativity : An Interdisciplinary Approach - Terry Dartnall

Artificial Intelligence and Creativity

An Interdisciplinary Approach

By: Terry Dartnall (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st August 1994
ISBN: 9780792330615
Number Of Pages: 458

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Creativity is one of the least understood aspects of intelligence and is often seen as `intuitive' and not susceptible to rational enquiry. Recently, however, there has been a resurgence of interest in the area, principally in artificial intelligence and cognitive science, but also in psychology, philosophy, computer science, logic, mathematics, sociology, and architecture and design. This volume brings this work together and provides an overview of this rapidly developing field. It addresses a range of issues. Can computers be creative? Can they help us to understand human creativity? How can artificial intelligence (AI) enhance human creativity? How, in particular, can it contribute to the `sciences of the artificial', such as design? Does the new wave of AI (connectionism, geneticism and artificial life) offer more promise in these areas than classical, symbol-handling AI? What would the implications be for AI and cognitive science if computers could not be creative?
These issues are explored in five interrelated parts, each of which is introducted and explained by a leading figure in the field.
- Prologue (Margaret Boden)
- Part I: Foundational Issues (Terry Dartnall)
- Part II: Creativity and Cognition (Graeme S. Halford and Robert Levinson)
- Part III: Creativity and Connectionism (Chris Thornton)
- Part IV: Creativity and Design (John Gero)
- Part V: Human Creativity Enhancement (Ernest Edmonds)
- Epilogue (Douglas Hofstadter)
For researchers in AI, cognitive science, computer science, philosophy, psychology, mathematics, logic, sociology, and architecture and design; and anyone interested in the rapidly growing field of artificial intelligence and creativity.

Series Preface
Creativity and Computersp. 3
Introduction: On Having a Mind of Your Ownp. 29
Creativity, Thought and Representational Redescriptionp. 43
Connectionism and Cognitive Flexibilityp. 63
Re-representation and Emergent Information in Three Cases of Problem Solvingp. 81
Psychological Issues in Modelling Creativityp. 93
Godel's Theorem and Creativityp. 107
Machine Predictability Versus Human Creativityp. 117
Introduction: Creativity and Cognitionp. 139
Tensor Models: A Creative Basis for Memory Retrieval and Analogical Mappingp. 145
Experience-based Creativityp. 161
Creative Proof Planningp. 181
Clues to Creativityp. 195
Introduction: Creativity, Connectionism and Guided Walksp. 211
Creativity, Chaos and Artificial Intelligencep. 217
The Evolution of Connectionist Networksp. 233
Why Connectionist Learning Algorithms Need to be More Creativep. 245
Introduction: Creativity and Designp. 259
Computational Models of Creative Design Processesp. 269
A Model of Creative Design Using a Genetic Metaphorp. 283
Lateral Translation in Designp. 295
Creativity, Invention and the Computational Metaphor: Prolegomenon to a Case Studyp. 309
Introduction: Computer-based Systems that Support Creativityp. 327
Cybernetic Serendipity Revisitedp. 335
Amplifying Designers' Creativity with Domain-Oriented Design Environmentsp. 343
Creativity in Social Sciences: the Computer Enhancement of Qualitative Data Analysisp. 365
Cognitive Support and the Rhythm of Designp. 385
How Could a Copycat ever be Creative?p. 405
Index of Namesp. 425
Index of Subjectsp. 435
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780792330615
ISBN-10: 0792330617
Series: Studies in Cognitive Systems
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 458
Published: 31st August 1994
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 16.51  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.87

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