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IBM’s Watson shown to enhance human-computer co-creativity, support biologically inspired design


Another great article from Kurzweil AI.

IBM’s Watson shown to enhance human-computer co-creativity, support biologically inspired design

Watson Engagement Advisor AI system was trained to “learn” about biologically inspired design from biology articles, then answer questions.

Georgia Institute of Technology researchers, working with student teams, trained a cloud-based version of IBM’s Watsoncalled the Watson Engagement Advisor to provide answers to questions about biologically inspired design (biomimetics), a design paradigm that uses biological systems as analogues for inventing technological systems.

Ashok Goel, a professor at Georgia Tech’s School of Interactive Computing who conducts research on computational creativity. In an experiment, he used this version of Watson as an “intelligent research assistant” to support teaching about biologically inspired design and computational creativity in the Georgia Tech CS4803/8803 class on Computational Creativity in Spring 2015. Goel found that Watson’s ability to retrieve natural language information could allow a novice to quickly “train up” about complex topics and better determine whether their idea or hypothesis is worth pursuing.

An intelligent research assistant

In the form of a class project, the students fed Watson several hundred biology articles from Biologue, an interactive biology repository, and 1,200 question-answer pairs. The teams then posed questions to Watson about the research it had “learned” regarding big design challenges in areas such as engineering, architecture, systems, and computing.ibm

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