The importance of applying computational creativity to scientific and mathematical domains

Alison Pease, Simon Colton, Chris Warburton, Athanasios Nathanail, Irina Preda, Daniel Arnold, Daniel Winterstein, Mike Cook

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Abstract

Science and mathematics are currently underrepresented in the computational creativity (CC) community. We discuss why the CC community should apply their work to mathematical and scientific domains, and argue that this would be mutually beneficial for the domains in question. We identify a key challenge in Automated Reasoning - that it has not achieved widespread adoption by mathematicians; and one in Automated Scientific Discovery - the need for communicability of automatically generated scientific knowledge. We recommend that CC researchers help to address these two challenges by: (i) applying systems based on cognitive mechanisms to scientific and mathematical domains; (ii) employing experience in building and evaluating interactive systems to this context; and (iii) using expertise in automatically producing framing functionality to enhance the communicability of automatically generated scientific knowledge.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computational Creativity, ICCC 2019
EditorsKazjon Grace, Michael Cook, Dan Ventura, Mary Lou Maher
Pages250-257
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9789895416011
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jun 2019
Event10th International Conference on Computational Creativity, ICCC 2019 - Charlotte, United States
Duration: 17 Jun 201921 Jun 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computational Creativity, ICCC 2019

Conference

Conference10th International Conference on Computational Creativity, ICCC 2019
CountryUnited States
CityCharlotte
Period17/06/1921/06/19

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