Creative AI: On the Democratisation & Escalation of Creativity |

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We live in times, where sci­ence fic­tion authors are strug­gling to keep up with real­ity. In recent years, there has been an explo­sion of research and exper­i­ments that deal with cre­ativ­ity and A.I. Almost every week, there is a new bot that paints, writes stor­ies, com­poses music, designs objects or builds houses: Arti­fi­cial Intel­li­gence sys­tems per­form­ing cre­at­ive tasks?

Our research star­ted by won­der­ing about this phe­nomen­on and play­fully exper­i­ment­ing with it. This lead to an in-depth invest­ig­a­tion, of what we call “Cre­at­iveAI”. This doc­u­ment is the first chapter of our adven­ture into Cre­at­iveAI, aim­ing at estab­lish­ing a back­story and lan­guage we can use to talk about this intric­ate sub­ject. Our ini­tial intu­ition was, that cre­ativ­ity is a cent­ral force through­out human his­tory — and is cur­rently evolving in inter­est­ing ways. In our attempt to under­stand this phe­nomen­on, we think about cre­ativ­ity and tech­no­logy in a struc­tured way. We focus on emer­ging cre­ation pat­terns, Assisted Cre­ation and Gen­er­at­ive Cre­ation, and argue that they are lead­ing to the Demo­crat­iz­a­tion and Escal­a­tion of Cre­ativ­ity.

The goal of this pro­ject is to find a set of guid­ing prin­ciples, meta­phors and ideas that inform the devel­op­ment of a Cre­at­iveAI prax­is, new the­or­ies, exper­i­ments, and applic­a­tions. To explore this space, we invest­ig­ate his­tory and tech­no­logy, con­struct a nar­rat­ive and devel­op a vis­ion for a future where Cre­at­iveAI helps us raise the human poten­tial.


  1. Cre­ativ­ity
  2. Assisted Cre­ation
  3. Gen­er­at­ive Cre­ation
  4. Con­clu­sion
  5. Authors & Acknow­ledg­ments
  6. Ref­er­ences

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