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Is style reproduction a computational creativity task?

Brown, Daniel G., Jordanous, Anna (2022) Is style reproduction a computational creativity task? In: ICCC’22 Proceedings. . Association of Computational Creativity (KAR id:95521)


Is style reproduction a valid computational creativity task? Does producing output 'in the style of' an existing creator contribute to computational creativity research? Where is the creativity in imitation or replication of an existing style, and where does style reproduction fall into what has been criticised as `pastiche' rather than credible creative activity? This paper tackles these debates, which have been under-addressed in computational creativity literature. We review the presentation of past work in style reproduction, and consider the fit of such work into evolving definitions of computational creativity research. As part of this, we consider style reproduction itself as a creative task, both within and outside computational forms. We discuss various points of interest that emerge in the analysis, such as control in the creative process, intentionality and effort. Our work gives a more objective understanding of the level of creativity present in style generation, and specifically what value it brings to computational creativity research.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Uncontrolled keywords: style generation, computational creativity, creative AI, creativity, style transfer
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General) > Q335 Artificial intelligence
Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Computing
University-wide institutes > Institute of Cultural and Creative Industries
Depositing User: Anna Jordanous
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2022 13:37 UTC
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2023 15:31 UTC
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