AI, Creativity, and Games

Interesting post over at MIT Technology Review that makes a case that AI will never create art. I understand the author’s case, but wonder if we’re talking about our kind of art, rather than art per se.

Still, good read! I especially appreciate the deconstruction of the game Go as a creative (or non-creative) endeavor:

The most fundamental sort of human creativity changes our understanding of ourselves because it changes our understanding of what we count as good. For the game of Go, by contrast, the nature of goodness is simply not up for grabs: a Go strategy is good if and only if it wins. Human life does not generally have this feature: there is no objective measure of success in the highest realms of achievement. Certainly not in art, literature, music, philosophy, or politics. Nor, for that matter, in the development of new technologies.

Jay Margalus is on Twitter at @jaymargalus

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