Sentient World is a tool which allows a designer to progressively add details to a rough sketch through the process of iterative refining. Iterative refining is accomplished by artificial neural networks (ANNs) trained via gradient search to conform to low-resolution sketches submitted by the designer; the infinite resolution potential of ANNs is then used to create higher-resolution maps which are submitted back to the designer to accept, reject, or edit.
Antonios Liapis, Georgios N. Yannakakis and Julian Togelius: "Sentient World: Human-Based Procedural Cartography," in Proceedings of Evolutionary and Biologically Inspired Music, Sound, Art and Design (EvoMusArt), vol. 7834, LNCS. Springer, 2013, pp. 180-191. PDF BibTex
Antonios Liapis, Georgios N. Yannakakis, Constantine Alexopoulos and Phil Lopes: "Can Computers Foster Human Users' Creativity? Theory and Praxis of Mixed-Initiative Co-Creativity," Digital Culture & Education (DCE), 8 (2). 2016. PDF HTML BibTex
Antonios Liapis and Georgios N. Yannakakis: "Boosting Computational Creativity with Human Interaction in Mixed-Initiative Co-Creation Tasks," in Proceedings of the ICCC workshop on Computational Creativity and Games. 2016. PDF BibTex