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TDT12 - Computational Creativity

(Datamaskinell kreativitet, 2020)


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(Datamaskinell kreativitet, 2020)

Computational Creativity

(Datamaskinell kreativitet, 2020)

Given by Björn Gambäck.

Computational Creativity has been claimed to be the Final Frontier of Artificial Intelligence, and aims to answer questions such as:

  • How can we make computers that are creative themselves?
  • How can computers understand if something is creative?
  • How can computers support people in creative processes?
  • How do we evaluate (computational) creativity?
  • The course will look at both what creativity is in general (in nature, in humans, and in computers), and specific issues related to computational creativity in fields such as language, art and music — and combinations of those fields (e.g., how a computer can compose a piece of music matching a painting or how it can produce an artefact reflecting the main content of a text).

    The course consists of a set of regular lectures and student presentations, as well as a short exam (written or oral).

    The course will not assume any particular background knowledge of the field, but will be most relevant for students writing a Master's Thesis in Computational Creativity or a related field, or have a specific interest in creativity.
    All students are thus welcome to follow the course, but are adviced to contact the lecturer beforehand.

    NB: This is a new theory module for 2020, but it will be loosely based on themes discussed in TDT4853, an Experts in Teams "Landsby" given in 2016.

    Course Material

    The course material (lecture recordings and slides, articles, etc.) will be published in the course Teams group.

    Course Schedule

    The course will start on Wednesday 16.9 at 13:15-15:00 in room 454.

    Given the corona situation, most lectures will be given online only. However, those who want can (also) physically attend the first lecture: Room 454 (IT-bygget, 4th floor) is the IDI department's largest meeting room, so social distancing should be no problem.

    1. Wednesday September 16, 13:15-15:00, room 454: Introduction
    2. Wednesday September 30, 13:15-15:00, Teams: Images, Music and Evaluation
    3. Wednesday October 14, 13:15-15:00, Teams: Language, Combinations and the Future
    4. Wednesday November 4, 13:15-15:00, Teams: Presentations
    5. Wednesday November 11, 13:15-15:00, Teams: Presentations
    6. Wednesday November 18, 13:15-15:00, Teams: Presentations
    7. November 26-27 (probably): Oral Exam


    Visiting hour

    by appointment


    For nærmere informasjon om emnet, kontakt faglærer Björn Gambäck.