Conference Contribution Details
Mandatory Fields
Diarmuid O'Donoghue
Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour (AISB) Symposium on Serendipity
Specialist workshop on artificial Ingelligence
St. Mary's Univeristy, London
Oral Presentation
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Evidence and theory arising from cognitive science strongly suggested that creativity can arise from novel analogical comparisons (Gentner & Forbus, 2011). A computational model of analogy (O’Donoghue et al, 2014; Abgaz et al, 2017) used persistent computational exploration to identify creative comparisons between scientific publications – presenting users with the best analogies to drive their creativity. But is it possible to scale-up models such as “Dr Inventor” to efficiently exploit arbitrarily large corpora millions of publications? Our desire was to swiftly and efficiently identifying creative analogies through computational means, but this abstract highlights specific and unavoidable trade-off between intense computational effort and reliance on serendipity.