Using AI To Support Recombination

Over the years I’ve written a number of times about the increasingly recombinative nature of innovation.  This posits that new innovations are often a combination of existing innovations rather than truly novel ones.  A paper from a few years ago found that roughly 40% of all patents were of this nature, with the number growing in recent times.

A recent paper from researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem highlights an AI driven approach to mine databases of patents and research papers for ideas that can be recombined into solutions for new problems.

Analogous innovation

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