Crea.visions: A Platform for Casual Co-Creation with a Purpose Envisioning the Future through Human-AI Collaboration with Multiple Stakeholders

Janet Frances Rafner, Blanka Zana, Tristan Beolet, Safinaz Büyükgüzel, Ewen Michel, Neil Maiden, Sebastian Risi, Jacob Sherson

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Abstract

With recent advances in Artificial Intelligence and increasing emphasis on human augmentation and collaboration, time is ripe for AI-enhanced support tools which empower the public to formulate and visualize a collective vision of societal issues such as climate change. Here, we report on crea.visions, a platform for human-AI co-creation within Sustainable Development Goals centered community engagement. We present in-the-wild experiments with four versions of crea.visions involving 1,000+ participants and 25,000+ generated images over three years: Versions 1 and 2 focused on developing the novel tool empowering citizens to artistically communicate their favorite abstract societal issues. In versions 3 and 4, the generic image generation GAN was replaced by custom-trained versions for Venice and Paris respectively. Refining the platform towards communityspecific action, users of version 4 can geotag their identified problems, submit solutions candidates, and are actively linked up with relevant NGOs. Finally, version 4 includes the first workflow todate which combines AI image-generating modalities of sliders and text-to-image.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2023
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 2023

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