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What Artificial Intelligence can Teach Us About Creativity

Oge Marques
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Course Description

The field of artificial intelligence (AI) has received a lot of attention lately. This is due, in great part, to impressive high-profile success stories, such as AlphaZero, an AI solution that can beat every expert (human or computer) in three classic board games of strategy: Chess, Go, and Shogi (Japanese chess). One of the most impressive aspects of AlphaZero is its ability to make unconventional moves that are significantly distinct from (and more effective than) the moves a highly skilled human expert would choose in the same situation in the game. Today's AI systems can write sonnets that resemble Shakespeare, create new cooking recipes, prepare entire news stories, or produce works of art based on a few keystrokes and mouse clicks, and much more. We will address questions such as: What does it mean to say that a computer/robot exhibits creative behavior? How much can AI teach us about human creativity? And, will the combination of computers and humans lead to better creative solutions? If so, how soon and in which areas?

About the Instructor

  • Oge Marques, Ph.D. is a professor of computer science and engineering at Florida Atlantic University. He is a world-renowned expert in the fields of image processing, computer vision, human vision, artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning. His current research focuses on applying AI to healthcare. He is the author of 11 technical books, one patent, and more than 150 scientific articles in his fields of expertise. Marques is a Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecturer and a fellow of the AAAS Leshner Leadership Institute. He has won several awards, including the Engineers’ Council John J. Guarrera Engineering Educator of the Year Award, (2019) and the FAU Excellence and Innovation in Undergraduate Teaching Award, (2018, 2011, 2004).

Upcoming programs presented by Oge Marques.

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One-Time FPL12081 Oge Marques Can We Trust Artificial Intelligence? Understanding FATE in AI
Wednesday, December 8: 10:00 am - 11:30 am