CebAI: Centre for Creativity enabled by AI
Bringing Academic Excellence and Business Needs Together
CebAI is funded by Research England and City, University of London
We use AI to enhance and support commercial innovation. Working with commercial partners we are building easily applied tools to boost innovation in the workplace.
Our purpose is to build technology that supports and inspires people to be their most creative self when it comes to problem solving, collaboration and everyday interaction. Creativity for everybody, everyday.
Creative - All humans are creative and come up with stuff that is new and useful all the time. We encourage more curiosity, more exploration and more critical thinking.
Equitable - We are fair and honest in how we treat ourselves, each other and the wider world, with processes that support competition and diversity
Friendly - We try to be kind, humble and respectful in our personal and professional relationships.
Bold - We take risks, reach beyond boundaries and experiment, with courage, independence and a collective spirit of adventure
Impactful - We will use our expertise to deliver services that make our partners more creative, innovative and productive.
Mastery - We practice our crafts, learn from each other, listen to feedback, and analyse our performance.
CebAI was established in the Spring of 2020 with an award of £3.6m from UKRI's Research England Development Fund.
We are building on over a decade of research into new digital technologies to augment human creativity undertaken in the Centre for Creativity in Professional Practice at City, University of London.
This research has resulted on a set of increasingly effective digital tools and practices that support human creativity spanning manufacturing and journalism to elite sports coaching and social care.
CebAI also builds on research results across the different disciplines in City's diverse schools. We are indebted to the AI algorithms developed in the School of Maths, Computer Science and Engineering that have contributed to our systems; the business models developed in City's Bayes Business School (formerly Cass Business School) and the IP status of new machine-generated ideas researched in the
We maintain strong links with partner institutes and centres at City. These partners include the Centre for Creativity in Professional Practice, the Data Science Institute and CitAI Artificial Intelligence Research Centre.
CreAtIve Comm #21
CebAI's inaugural Knowledge Exchange conference is scheduled for 13th September 2021.
Our online conference will bring business and academia together to discuss creativity, AI and innovation.
The afternoon event will take place via Zoom.
21/4/2021 UN World Creativity and Innovation Day
CebAI convened a panel to discuss creativity, Art AI, IP, resilience and occupational psychology. With academics from across the university, the conversation was pretty feisty.
Prof. Neil Maiden Professor of Digital Creativity in the Faculty of Management at the Business School (formerly Cass) and Director of the national centre for Creativity enabled by AI (CebAI pr: see-bay) hosted the panel which included:
Dr Máire Kerrin Chartered Occupational Psychologist and founding Director of the Work Psychology Group, a research led consultancy specialising in Assessment, Development and Innovation.
|Prof. Neil Maiden||00:10:00|
|Dr. Sara Jones||00:10:00|
|Dr. Eduardo Alonso||00:10:00|
|Dr. Enrico Bonadio||00:10:00|
|Dr. Maire Kerrin||00:10:00|
|Round Table discussion & audience questions||00:30:00||Audience questions and roundtable discussion is in the last 30mins of the video below|
Read the latest news in our July 2021 newsletter
- Full line up announced for the CreAtIve Comm conference