About the CIL

The Creative Intelligence Lab is an interdisciplinary place which connects researchers with different backgrounds across the cognitive and computer sciences.

Our main shared interest is in the foundations of intelligence, both 'in carbo' and 'in silico'. We use methods from various fields including AI, linguistics, the arts and psychology. Research in the CIL focuses on precisely those aspects of intelligence that we still find hard to graps in AI, such as creativity, curiosity, emotion, culture, language, art and intentional reasoning (a.k.a. mindreading or Theory of Mind).

The CIL recognises playfulness and creativity as key factors in scientific innovation and encourages alternative research output besides academic papers, such as physical installations, exhibitions, and public events. Our affiliate education programme is the MSc in Media Technology and we are embedded in the Media & Interaction cluster of the Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science.