Philosopher: AI Can Never Create True Art

Robots with artificial intelligence have created paintings and sketches for years — one even sold for almost half a million dollars at Christie’s Auction House in December.

But is it really art in the same way some of the greatest achievements of creativity in human history have been called “art”?

That’s a clear no. Or at least that’s what Sean Dorrance Kelly, philosophy professor at Harvard, argues in a new essay for the MIT Technology Review. To Kelly, an AI might be able to come up with a “well-executed Bach cantata” or “a brilliant Go strategy” — but it will never be an “autonomous creative agent” like a free-thinking human. READ MORE ON: FUTURISM

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CultureYusra Hamid