I wonder. Could you improve human thinking by calculating possible object text transformations. Just connect two objects with some ?short text.
The idea is to predict the short text string. Even if you can not predict an innovation from others. The target is to get inspirational text. For our human imagination to work with.
This is what I suspect machine learning can help us with at the moment. Or is ?easy enough to do. Generate some text strings with some objects as input. Use that text as inspiration for some idea.