Can Machines Be Creative? Meet 9 AI ‘Artists’

Humans, however, make art for its own sake, as a form of personal expression. And as computer engineers attempt to imbue artificial intelligence (AI) with humanlike capabilities and behaviors, a question arises: Can AI create art?

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The traditional rhetoric around AI-based systems is that they’re getting better at the kinds of computational tasks that we find difficult, but that the realm of creative expression will always be reserved for human beings. You could argue that the examples of creativity in this post are simply combinations of what human beings have already produced, but then again, isn’t creativity just a recombination of existing ideas?

By Michael Rowe

I'm a lecturer in the Department of Physiotherapy at the University of the Western Cape in Cape Town, South Africa. I'm interested in technology, education and healthcare and look for places where these things meet.