Edinburgh International Science Festival 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Engagement – Public lecture/debate/seminar


Can computers be creative?

Thinking creatively is an essential component of human intelligence, something that defines us as human beings. This is an enormous challenge for artificial intelligence so it's unsurprising that many reject the idea of computers drawing, composing music or writing stories. Join Dale Lane, a lead developer on IBM's AI project Watson, Ed Newton-Rex, composer and founder of Jukedeck, and computer scientist Dr Alison Pease as they discuss the potential of computers to be creative. Hosted by Dr Jules Rawlinson, Lecturer in Design and Digital media at Edinburgh College of Art. Part of Play On.
Period8 Apr 2017
Event typeOther
LocationEdinburgh, United KingdomShow on map


  • computational creativity
  • artificial intelligence