Latent Lab

Kevin Dunnell

Latent Lab - Navigating Innovation: Interactive Data Exploration & Inspiration

Latent Lab is an AI-driven, graphical knowledge exploration system. Full text and (soon) media analysis reveal conceptual overlaps between elements at any scale. The interface is designed for exploration rather than search and is intended to inspire a graphical conversation from which new ideas will emerge. A sidebar offers a dedicated space for delving into the specifics of selected data and crafting unique "recipes" by combining multiple documents. Recipes are synthesized as new ideas in real-time for further ideation and refinement by users. Latent Lab includes data from the Media Lab, US Patent Office, tweets on COVID-19, and various user-uploaded datasets. The system creates a 1,536 dimension vector for each dataset that is reduced to 2D and rendered on-screen for visualization and interactive exploration.