How artificial intelligence can help us understand human creativity

Fernand Gobet, Giovanni Sala

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Recent years have been marked by important developments in artificial intelligence (AI). These developments have highlighted serious limitations in human rationality and shown that computers can be highly creative. There are also important positive outcomes for psychologists studying creativity. It is now possible to design entirely new classes of experiments that are more promising than the simple tasks typically used for studying creativity in psychology. In addition, given the current and future AI algorithms for developing new data structures and programs, novel theories of creativity are on the horizon. Thus, AI opens up entire new avenues for studying human creativity in psychology.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1401
JournalFrontiers in Psychology
Issue numberJUN
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Psychology(all)


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