From September 7-11 2020, SensiLab researchers attended the International Conference on Computational Creativity.
Computational creativity is the art, science, philosophy and engineering of computational systems which, by taking on particular responsibilities, exhibit behaviours that unbiased observers would deem to be creative. As a field of research, this area is thriving, with progress in formalising what it means for software to be creative, along with many exciting and valuable applications of creative software in the sciences, the arts, literature, gaming and elsewhere.
SensiLab presented research on explainability in co-creative systems; the existential risks of co-creative systems; the machine condition, and the theatre of computational creativity. Abstracts and links to the full papers are available below.
Congratulations to Simon Colton and his co-authors Alison Pease, Christian Guckelsberger, Jon McCormack and Teresa Llano for being awarded Best Paper of ICCC’20 for their paper “On the Machine Condition and Its Creative Expression.”
Abstract: The human condition can be characterised as the most essential characteristics, events and situations which describe human existence. We propose that a parallel discussion of the machine condition could improve public understanding of computational systems in general, and advance perception of creativity in computational creativity systems in particular. We present a framework for machines to creatively express their existence, sketch some aspects of the machine condition, and describe potential benefits of this approach.
The video of the presentation is available below.