Creativity at the Metalevel: AAAI-2000 Presidential Address

Bruce G. Buchanan

Abstract


Creativity is sometimes taken to be an inexplicable aspect of human activity. By summarizing a considerable body of literature on creativity, I hope to show how to turn some of the best ideas about creativity into programs that are demonstrably more creative than any we have seen to date. I believe the key to building more creative programs is to give them the ability to reflect on and modify their own frameworks and criteria. That is, I believe that the key to creativity is at the metalevel.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1609/aimag.v22i3.1569

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