Using Watson for Enhancing Human-Computer Co-Creativity


We describe an experiment in using IBM’s Watson cognitive system to teach about human-computer co-creativity in a Georgia Tech Spring 2015 class on computational creativity. The project-based class used Watson to support biologically inspired design, a design paradigm that uses biological systems as analogues for inventing technological systems. The twenty-four students in the class self-organized into six teams of four students each, and developed semester-long projects that built on Watson to support biologically inspired design. In this paper, we describe this experiment in using Watson to teach about human-computer co-creativity, present one project in detail, and summarize the remaining five projects. We also draw lessons on building on Watson for (i) supporting biologically inspired.

Using Watson for enhancing human-computer co-creativity

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