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27 Mar
CANCELED:  Creativity@Scale
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Faculty, Graduate Students


humanities, pitt creates, creativities


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CANCELED: Creativity@Scale

This event is postponed until further notice.

Join us for a talk with Ashok Goel (Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Interactive Computing).

Ashok Goel is a Professor of Human-Centered Computing in the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Institute of Technology and the Chief Scientist for Georgia Tech’s Center for 21st Century Universities. He conducts research into artificial intelligence and cognitive science with a focus on computational design and creativity. Ashok was a Co-Chair of the recent 41st Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, and is the Editor of AAAI’s AI Magazine and an Associate Editor of DRS’ Design Science Journal. He serves on the steering committees of the ACM conferences on Creativity and Cognition and the ACC conferences on Computational Creativity.

Abstract: Creativity for all has long been a central goal of research on cognition in creativity as well as computational creativity. Now the advent of modern information and communication technology makes reaching this goal increasingly feasible. In this talk, Goel will trace through a decade of research on virtual creativity assistants in two projects: The IBID project seeks to support biologically inspired design of technical systems; and the VERA project focuses on supporting ecological system modeling. Both projects are heading towards creativity at scale as a method for achieving the long-cherished goal of creativity for (most) all.

This event is co-sponsored by the School of Computing and Information.

Friday, March 27 at 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

LRDC 2nd Floor Auditorium