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MULTIAGENT SYSTEMS FOR SUPPORTING AND REPRESENTING SOCIAL CREATIVITY IN SCIENCE
 

Summary: MULTIAGENT SYSTEMS FOR SUPPORTING AND
REPRESENTING SOCIAL CREATIVITY IN SCIENCE
Francesco Amigoni; Viola Schiaffonati; Marco Somalvico
Politecnico di Milano Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Project
Dipartimento di Elettronica e Informazione; Politecnico di Milano; Piazza Leonardo da Vinci 32; 20133 Milano; Italy
amigoni@elet.polimi.it; schiaffo@fusberta.elet.polimi.it; somalvic@elet.polimi.it
Abstract
In order to address the topic of creativity in science, this paper evidences the two main features that characterize the current
scientific practice: the increasingly important role of information machines and of collective sociality. Given the nature of the scien-
tific enterprise, we propose to adopt a powerful and flexible multiagent system, called scientific social agency, both to support crea-
tive scientists in their work and to represent the models devised as result of their activity. We ground the discussion on two practical
relevant examples: the Human Genome Project and the Screensaver Lifesaver Project.
1 Introduction
Creativity is usually considered as a mostly inexplica-
ble human activity characterized by different forms and
manifestations. Several attempts to enlighten creative
activities and creative behaviors have been proposed:
most of them are focused on the conception that crea-
tivity deals with generating ideas that are both novel
and valuable (Boden 1999). More particularly, creativ-

  

Source: Amigoni, Francesco - Dipartimento di Elettronica e Informazione, Politecnico di Milano

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences