The BBC talks with AI creativity experts like Associate Professor Mark Riedl about machine creativity. 

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An explosion of “smart” clothes is changing the way we access technology. And big strides in these so-called “wearables” are coming out of Georgia Tech, where devices have been designed for health purposes (hand-washing reminders) and research tools (communicating with dolphins). Others—like the three prototypes below by students, professors, and researchers at Tech—are just plain cool.

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When tweeters use hashtags -- a practice that can enable messages to reach more people -- they tend to be more formal and drop the use of abbreviations and emoticons. But when they use the @symbol to address smaller audiences, they’re more likely to use non-standard words such as “nah,” “cuz” and “smh.” The study also found when people write to someone from the same city, they are even more likely to use non-standard language – often lingo that is specific to that geographical area.

Georgia Institute of Technology researchers have developed a new artificially intelligent system that crowdsources plots for interactive stories, which are popular in video games and let players choose different branching story options. 

In some cases, M might have to make trade-offs, perhaps having the AI provide a less than ideal answer rather than passing someone's question on to a more expensive human, said Mark Riedl, associate professor at the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech. Riedl's research focuses on the intersection of AI, virtual worlds and storytelling.

"It's an economic question," he said.

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