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Do Computers Think Creatively?


The many advances in computer technology have convinced many people that AI is real and it is coming soon. This article focuses on the concept of creativity, and what that means for the question of whether someone can actually build an “artificial intelligence” with computers.

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By the way, even though it was just published, I wrote the article before the original Alternatives to Methodological Naturalism (AM-Nat) conference, which I have been posting videos for here. Even though that conference has passed, we have two upcoming conferences - AM-Nat Biology in November and AM-Nat Business & Technology in February. http://am-nat.org/ johnnyb
Specifically, passing the Turning test is not at all difficult. Simply responding to every statement with some variant of "ur mom lol" is sufficient to fool most people into thinking that the AI is really a teenage human. EvilSnack
Hi johnnyb, Thanks for this article. It made a number of telling points. I'm looking forward to hearing more about this topic at the upcoming conference on Alternatives to Methodological Naturalism. Thanks again. vjtorley
Nuh, they would have to become self-aware fist... How would you program something you don't know what it is, how it works, and what the source of it is? J-Mac

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