Artificial Intelligence and Literary Creativity by Selmer Bringsjord

By Selmer Bringsjord

Is human creativity a wall that AI can by no means scale? many of us are chuffed to confess that specialists in lots of domain names may be matched by means of both knowledge-based or sub-symbolic platforms, yet even a few AI researchers harbor the desire that once it involves feats of sheer brilliance, brain over computer is an unalterable truth. during this booklet, the authors push AI towards a time while machines can autonomously write not only humdrum tales of the type noticeable for years in AI, yet exceptional fiction regarded as the province of human genius. It stories on 5 years of attempt dedicated to development a narrative generator--the BRUTUS.1 system.
This publication was once written for 3 basic purposes. the 1st theoretical explanation for making an investment time, cash, and skill within the quest for a very artistic computer is to paintings towards a solution to the query of even if we ourselves are machines. the second one theoretical cause is to silence those that think that good judgment is without end closed off from the emotional global of creativity. the sensible motive for this activity, and the 3rd cause, is that machines capable of paintings along people in arenas calling for creativity could have incalculable worthy.

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The work is entitled “A Program Symphony - No. 6”. I have shed tears while composing it in my mind … I have put my entire soul into this work … I love it as I have never before loved any of my musical offspring … I have never felt such satisfaction, such pride, such happiness, as in the knowledge that I myself am truly the creator of this beautiful work. 2) No. 6 is replayed. ” comes the collective cry. Tchaikovsky relents: “In my sixth are hid all the raw emotions of life and death. ” Tchaikovsky retitles his work The Pathétique; the music is played yet again.

2Note that one can sincerely intend to bring about p, even though one isn't convinced that p can come about. Sports are filled with situations like this: One of us regularly intends to carve every turn smoothly in a top-tobottom alpine run, even though it may not be possible for his skis to behave as intended. ” See [236], p. 17. Page 3 Computer: It wouldn't scan. ” That would scan all right. Computer: Yes, but nobody wants to be compared to a winter's day. Judge: Would you say Mr. Pickwick reminded you of Christmas?

But now suppose that BRUTUS1, at t", a time after t', augments Θ by adding to it negations of those quantifier-free formulas that cannot be derived from Θ (where only the predicates and names in Φ are admissible); let the augmentation be denoted by Θ'. ) Since [(14)], the formalization of ‘Dave likes Selmer,’ cannot be deduced from Θ, [(14)] . Now suppose that BRUTUS1 engages in a bit of standard theorem proving at t, a time after t". Specifically, BRUTUS1 at t demonstrates that [Dave betrays Selmer].

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