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In a world where machines can do many things as well as humans, one would like to hope there remain enclaves of human endeavour to which they simply cannot aspire.  Art, literature, poetry, music – surely a mere computer without world experience, moods, memories and downright human fallibility cannot create these?   Not so.

Source: BBC News

Date: October 6th, 2015

Link: http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-33677271

Discussion

1) The article says that “Aaron (the machine that does the painting) does not work alone of course. His painting companion is Harold Cohen, who has “spent half my life trying to get a computer program to do what only rather talented human beings can do”.”   Given the subjective nature of what even “is art” is it not possible that the creator here is imbuing the computer with more talent than it actual has?

2) Why would we want machines to create art?

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