Can Computers Be Creative?

Can Computers Be Creative?

We tend to look at creativity as a strictly human trait, but can computers be creative too? In 1952, British computer scientist Christopher Strachey programmed the Mark 1 baby computer to generate love poems. The result was generated from a database of romantic verbs and nouns-something like a sentimental Mad Libs. Artificial intelligence has also produced musical compositions, fiction stories, and original paintings.

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Key Facts In This Video

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    Creativity is a prominent feature of problem solving and a way to psychologically unburden the self. (0:23)

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    In 1952, British computer scientist Christopher Strachey programmed the Mark 1 baby computer to generate love poetry. (0:55)

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    Freud said that a child's awareness and pride of their own feces is the child's first introduction to their ability to create. (1:40)

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