Our D-Flect is an informal forum for creative exchange within the Design Thinking community and beyond. At this event, outstanding innovators from the most diverse fields are invited to the HPI D-School to share their knowledge and engage in an inspiring discussion with our community.
The next D-Flect will take place on 16 January 2020 and we are happy to welcome Dr. Shama Rahman, Neuroscientist, Artist, Futurist and Founder-CEO of NeuroCreate.
Dr. Shama Rahman will talk about "Enhancing Human Creativity Using Artificial Intelligence".
We speak a good deal on AI and creativity, most frequently around AI being creative; what about enhancing human creativity using AI? Our speaker – Dr. Shama Rahman – will give us insight into the neuroscience of creativity and demonstrate how AI can be used as a tool to spark human creativity. She will explore the potential of the complementary symbiosis of neuroscientific-knowledge and AI-capabilities to result in neuro-enhancement and ‘augmented creative intelligence’; we can all benefit from this approach.
Expounding on the stages within an innovation framework, different types of creativity, and the underlying neuroscience of the creative process, Shama will explore the capacity of AI as a symbiotic tool to augment the human creative process. The participants in this event can expect to embark on an AI-assisted creative session themselves using the ‘FlowCreate™ Innovator’ which enhances creative processes combining AI, neuroscience, and digitised design-thinking tools and innovation frameworks: everyone attending will get a link to a trial version of the FlowCreate™ Innovator platform.
About our Speaker
Dr. Shama Rahman – Neuroscientist, Artist, Futurist and Founder-CEO of NeuroCreate
Dr. Shama Rahman is a scientist, artist, creative technologist and futurist. She holds an inter-disciplinary PhD in the Neuroscience and Complex Systems of Creative Cognition and Innovation. She is the co-author of a book chapter in ‘Creativity in the Twenty First Century: Multidisciplinary Contributions to the Science of Creative Thinking‘ by Springer.
As an artist, she is a musician and actor, and her work has encompassed the use of wearable technology to enhance storytelling. She is proud of being the first Sitarist Explorer to perform in Antarctica on the first ever Antarctic Biennale. Shama is the Artistic Director of the Art/Science creative production agency Jugular Productionsand has given a Tedx talk on ‘Multidisciplinary Creativity‘. Shama has founded NeuroCreate: a start-up using AI and Neuroscience in a symbiotic digital design to enhance human creativity, performance and wellbeing. NeuroCreate has been shortlisted for the RSA Future of Work ‘Tech for Good’ Awards, NeuroCreate’s innovative approach has been noted by Forbes and Dr. Rahman is an ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ finalist in the Olympic Legacy.
The D-Flect will take place on 16 January 2020 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm at Hasso Plattner Institute, Main Building, 3rd Floor, Prof.-Dr.-Helmert-Str. 2-3, 14482 Potsdam.