Tony Veale is an associate professor at UCD, University College Dublin, where his principal research interest is Computational Creativity (CC), specifically focusing on irony, humour, metaphor, simile, blending and analogy.
He has been a visiting professor at Fudan University, Shanghai for 13 years, as part of the international BSc. in Software Engineering which he helped establish in 2002, and at KAIST, the Korean Advanced Institute of Science & Technology, as a visiting professor in Web Science. Veale led the European coordination action on Computational Creativity, PROSECCO (Promoting the Scientific Exploration of Computational Creativity) which worked to develop the field of CC into a mature discipline. He is the author of the 2012 book Exploding the Creativity Myth: The Computational Foundations of Linguistic Creativity from Bloomsbury, co-author of the 2016 textbook Metaphor: A Computational Perspective from Morgan Claypool, co-author of the 2018 book Twitterbots: Making Machines That Make Meaning from MIT Press, and co-editor of several collected volumes of research. He is chair of the international Association for Computational Creativity (ACC), and launched the site RobotComix.com to make CC more accessible to the public.
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Tony's talk for RaAM 2020:
The Show Must Go On: Combining Metaphors, Similes, Blends and Image Schemas for Embodied Story-telling with Robots
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