Creativity is widely held to be the vestige of ‘true,’ non-automatable human intelligence. Yet, in the recent past, artificial intelligence (AI) systems have produced films, articles, games and songs. This is partly enabled by a new paradigm of mixed-initiative or co-creative AI, where humans and AIs can engage in a true creative dialogue.
This project brings together researchers across creative practices: AI, Human Computer Interaction, humanities and the social sciences. By combining their inter-disciplinary experience they are exploring what forms of human-AI co-creativity are possible, valuable, what technical advances it requires, and how it illuminates and reshapes human creativity.
Through a shared process of critical making, they will answer basic questions of our algorithmic societies like: How we ascribe agency and interpret meaning in human-AI joint action? How do we attribute rights and responsibilities? How can co-creative AI augment not replace creative practitioners and upskill not deskill novices?
The project's ultimate goal is to investigate how human-AI can empower more people to participate better and more fully in creative practices and the creative industries.