publication . Article . 2014

Magic in the machine: a computational magician's assistant

Howard eWilliams; Peter eMcOwan;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Nov 2014 Journal: Frontiers in Psychology (issn: 1664-1078, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.
A human magician blends science, psychology and performance to create a magical effect. In this paper we explore what can be achieved when that human intelligence is replaced or assisted by machine intelligence. Magical effects are all in some form based on hidden mathematical, scientific or psychological principles; often the parameters controlling these underpinning techniques are hard for a magician to blend to maximise the magical effect required. The complexity is often caused by interacting and often conflicting physical and psychological constraints that need to be optimally balanced. Normally this tuning is done by trial and error, combined with human in...
free text keywords: Magic, creativity, computational, AI, computer, jigsaw, Psychology, BF1-990
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