Computational Aesthetics: Artificial Intelligence Approaches to Beauty and Happiness
Papers from the AAAI Workshop
Hugo Liu and Rada Mihalcea, Cochairs
Our aesthetic agency for beauty and emotion is one of the most celebrated bastions of humanity. If machines could understand and affect our perceptions of beauty and happiness, they could touch people’s lives in fantastic new ways. Inspired by the various literatures of art theory, psychology, cognitive science, and philosophy, artificial intelligence has in recent years made rapid advances in the computation of art, music, poetry, and lifestyle. The time is ripe to review how this body of work enhances the beauty and happiness of our lives and the world. Hence, this event will bring together AI theorists and practitioners across various realms, in study and celebration of the workshop’s central thematic—computational aesthetics.