Can robots create art?

Molly Wood Aug 19, 2013
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Can robots create art?

Molly Wood Aug 19, 2013
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University of Southern California professor emeritus David Cope created Emily Howell, a computer program that composes music with data. He’s been at the center of the debate over whether computers or their controlling algorithms can be creative. Cope says in the case of programs he has created, that might be the wrong question. He joins Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson to explain. Click on the audio player above to hear more.

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