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Artificial Intelligence and Algorithmic Creativity

Artificial Intelligence and Algorithmic Creativity

At Rutgers' Art and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, my colleagues and I proposed a novel algorithm that assessed the creativity of any given painting, while taking into account the painting’s context within the scope of art history. The results show that humans are no longer the only judges of creativity. Computers can perform the same task – and may even be more objective.

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The Philosophical Importance of Algorithms

The Philosophical Importance of Algorithms

In the future, every decision that mankind makes is going to be informed by a cognitive system like Watson…and our lives will be better for it. (Ginni Rometty commenting on IBM’s Watson) I’ve written a few posts now about the social and ethical implications of algorithmic governance (algocracy). Today, I want to take a slightly more general perspective on the same topic. To be precise, I want to d...

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Ben Goertzel – Emergence, Reduction & Artificial Intelligence

Ben Goertzel – Emergence, Reduction & Artificial Intelligence

The concept of emergence is controversial to some – for example Eliezer Yudkowski, who favors reductionism, wrote a critique at Less Wrong (see link below).  Do reductionists often dismiss emergence? Ben formalized emergence in his book ‘The Evolving Mind’ as patterns that appear when you put two or more things together that are not there in any of the individual parts. “Th...

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