The Innovation Blog

IBM's Watson: the Ultimate Brainstorming Resource?

Posted by Creative Realities on February 17, 2011

Last night on Jeopardy, a machine beat two humans in a game that requires the kind of contextual understanding once thought impossible for computers.  IBM's supercomputer Watson beat two of Jeopardy's all-time greatest champions, Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter.  How significant of a milestone is this?  In his final Jeopardy answer, Jennings jokingly wrote "I for one welcome our new computer overlords."  That might be jumping the gun, but what does this historic Jeopardy victory say about the future of innovation?  

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Topics: Chris Dolan, Watson, Jeopardy, IBM Watson wins Jeopardy, creative problem solving, brainstorming

3 Useful Creative Problem Solving Techniques for Brainstorms

Posted by Creative Realities on January 4, 2011

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Topics: Clay Maxwell, Innovation, creative problem solving, brainstorming

Haikus for the Soul (the Innovative Soul that is)

Posted by David Culton on September 17, 2010

Here at Creative Realities, we use an 11-step process of creative problem-solving to help our clients generate, develop, and troubleshoot ideas to help them overcome an obstacle, realize an opportunity, or to simply stretch their thinking beyond its current state. In only working here a few shorts months, I've seen this process produce some amazing results for people and it makes me wonder why everyone isn't using this method to better their professional and/or personal lives?

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Topics: creativity, Amanda Hines, convergent thinking, divergent thinking, creative problem solving, brainstorming

Python Wisdom: Relaxed Concentration

Posted by Creative Realities on August 26, 2010

Your creativity isn't dead, 'tis merely a flesh wound!  In this fascinating lecture on creativity, the legendary member of Monty Python's Flying Circus, John Cleese offers insights into the creative process he learned through his own sketch writing experience.

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Topics: Chris Dolan, Relaxed Concentration, creative thinking, creative problem solving