The Artist in the Machine: The World of AI-Powered Creativity Audiobook, by Arthur Miller Play Audiobook Sample

The Artist in the Machine: The World of AI-Powered Creativity Audiobook

The Artist in the Machine: The World of AI-Powered Creativity Audiobook, by Arthur Miller Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Adam Lofbomm Publisher: Ascent Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 6.83 hours at 1.5x Speed 5.13 hours at 2.0x Speed Series: The MIT Press Essential Knowledge Series Release Date: October 2019 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9781469078410

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

49

Longest Chapter Length:

38:12 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

05:04 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

12:26 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

13

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Publisher Description

Today's computers are composing music that sounds "more Bach than Bach," turning photographs into paintings in the style of Van Gogh's Starry Night, and even writing screenplays. But are computers truly creative—or are they merely tools to be used by musicians, artists, and writers?

Miller, an authority on creativity, identifies the key factors essential to the creative process, from "the need for introspection" to "the ability to discover the key problem." He talks to people on the cutting edge of artificial intelligence, encountering computers that mimic the brain and machines that have defeated champions in chess, Jeopardy!, and Go. In the central part of the book, Miller explores the riches of computer-created art, introducing us to artists and computer scientists who have, among much else, unleashed an artificial neural network to create a nightmarish, multi-eyed dog-cat; taught AI to imagine; developed a robot that paints; created algorithms for poetry; and produced the world's first computer-composed musical.

But, Miller writes, in order to be truly creative, machines will need to step into the world. He probes the nature of consciousness and speaks to researchers trying to develop emotions and consciousness in computers. Miller argues that computers can already be as creative as humans—and someday will surpass us.

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About the Authors

Arthur Miller (1915–2005) was born in New York City, studied at the University of Michigan, and received honorary degrees from both Oxford and Harvard. He was a multi-award-winning author, having won the Avery Hopwood Award, the John F. Kennedy Lifetime Achievement Award, two Emmy Awards, two New York Drama Critics Circle Awards, three Tony Awards, and countless others.

About Adam Lofbomm

Eric Tyson, MBA, is a financial counselor, syndicated columnist, and the author of bestselling For Dummies books on personal finance, taxes, home buying, and mutual funds including Real Estate Investing For Dummies.