Oliver Bown · ICCC'20
A Speculative Exploration of the Role of Dialogue in Human-Computer Co-creation
"In this paper we consider the notion of dialogic creative ar- tificial intelligence (DCAI) systems, where co-creativity be- tween a human user and a computational system is supported through dialogic interaction. By dialogue we mean both tra- ditional language-based communication for explicit critique and persuasion (dialogue about creative artefacts) as well as a broader potentially non-linguistic notion of dialogue that emerges through the exchange of suggestions and changes (dialogue through creative artefacts). To capture this, we de- fine DCAI as occurring when both system and user are able to influence each others’ creative objectives. The paper mo- tivates our pursuit of dialogic interaction and provides some explanation of why we have defined it through its impacts rather than its mechanism of action. We provide two anal- yses to support our argument: an exploration of a commer- cial creativity support tool that has an extensive vocabulary for describing artefacts abstractly but does not meet our def- inition of dialogic interaction, and a case study of a creative interaction between two human professionals that exhibits di- alogic interaction throughout. For the latter we consider how studies of human-human co-creation can offer non-obvious design concepts that might be applied to co-creative DCAI systems. "
Multiple speakers · ICCC'20