This volume contains the proceedings of the 1st International Workshop for Computational Creativity, Concept Invention, and General Intelligence held in conjunction with ECAI 2012 in Montpellier, France.
The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers from different fields of AI working on computational models for creativity, concept formation, concept discovery, idea generation, and their overall relation and role to general intelligence as well as researchers focusing on application areas, like computer-aided innovation.
Although the different approaches to questions concerning the aforementioned aspects do share significant overlap in underlying ideas, the cooperation between the respective communities is still in an early stage, and can greatly profit from interaction and discussion between people from the respective fields, forming trans- and interdisciplinary alliances in research and application.
We are convinced that it is time to revitalize the old AI dream of “Thinking Machines” which now has been almost completely abandoned for decades. And we are not alone in doing so: More and more researchers presently recognize the necessity and feasibility of returning to the original goal of creating systems with human-like intelligence. We think that an event gathering leading researchers in computational creativity, general intelligence, and concept invention is in direct connection to this overall goal, providing and generating additional valuable support in turning the current spirit of optimism into a lasting research endeavor.