Artificial Creativity

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Computer scientists are closing in on the next frontier in artificial intelligence — machines that can create. Make art. Write stories. Compose music. The dream is to open the door to a whole new kind of creativity. But don’t throw away your paintbrush yet—in this hour, we explore the dream and the limits of artificial creativity.

Gabriel Barletta
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Doug Eck directs Google’s new “Magenta” project, an experiment in teaching machines to make art, leveraging advances in machine learning...More

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9:21
Books
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An algorithm might not be able to spit out a chart-topping song —at least not yet—but it might be able to help you write a bestselling...More

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8:18
Computer code
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When a computer program fixes a writer’s novel, or improvises a few bars of music, is that real creativity? Are they not just doing what...More

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8:44
Screengrab from "Computer Says Show" used with permission.
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Could a computer write the next West Side Story or Hamilton? That’s what composers Benjamin Till and Nathan Taylor tried to figure out—the result is a musical called “Beyond the Fence."More

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12:21
Amanda Shires
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While pregnant with her first child, Amanda Shires was playing fiddle on the road for her husband, the country superstar, Jason Isbell....More

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11:58
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Original Air Date: 
January 15, 2017
Airdates: 
January 15, 2017
November 11, 2017
Last Updated: 
3 months 2 weeks ago