The Limits of Artifical ‘Intelligence’

Posted May 29, 2017 9:59 am by admin

The gauntlet has now been thrown down, that computers, or more specifically artificial intelligence will soon be able to create more perfect art than humans.  This prediction, or threat, depending upon your point of view, applies in particular to music, the most mathematical and ‘algorithmic’ of the arts, following set patterns of chord structure, harmonies, frequencies, intervals and such, but may be extended to everything else, painting, sculpture, even writing, which will make students’ essays a whole lot easier.
The article describes a 1997 demonstration by David Cope at the University of Oregon, who presented an audience with three compositions:  an


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