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New Mind you (heh, heh)
...automated subroutines in the insurance industry are never going to give us Charles Ives’ symphonies or Wallace Stevens’ poetry.
Of Mere Being

The palm at the end of the mind,
Beyond the last thought, rises
In the bronze decor,

A gold-feathered bird
Sings in the palm, without human meaning,
Without human feeling, a foreign song.

You know then that it is not the reason
That makes us happy or unhappy.
The bird sings. Its feathers shine.

The palm stands on the edge of space.
The wind moves slowly in the branches.
The bird's fire-fangled feathers dangle down.

cordially,
New Correct, can AI create beauty? unknown.
"Science is the belief in the ignorance of the experts" – Richard Feynman
New To clarify
I don't think it's a stretch to imagine an AI creating "beauty." Even at today's state of the art I'm sure a properly configured AI could produce digitally or even, with some fine-grained robotic work, with paint on canvas, an original painting in, say, the impressionist style that would be regarded as beautiful by most who saw it. Would the AI itself experience the work as "beauty?" Today, not by a long shot, although I'm guessing that it would be fairly easy to equip "Watson" to evaluate the relative appeal to the Teeming Millions of a canvas by Francis Bacon and one by, say, Monet. That's obviously a long way from wiring a genuine aesthetic sensibility into a server farm.

I'm reasonably confident that whatever prodigies of electronic cognition we may see in the coming years, however, it is likely that our electronic cobblers will stick to their lasts, and that a dedicated community of Japanese claims adjustment algorithms will not leave off calculating benefits to compose haiku or to arrange rock gardens.

cordially,
Expand Edited by rcareaga Jan. 5, 2017, 05:37:17 PM EST
New Sic transit gzornenplatz, y'all..
     Here, or "News Picks?" - (rcareaga) - (6)
         If you look at what insurance adjusters do, much of that can be automated - (boxley) - (5)
             Mind you (heh, heh) - (rcareaga) - (4)
                 Correct, can AI create beauty? unknown. -NT - (boxley) - (3)
                     To clarify - (rcareaga) - (2)
                         What if they don't like insurance? - (drook) - (1)
                             Sic transit gzornenplatz, y'all.. -NT - (Ashton)

Nine for Mortal Chellovecks doomed to snuff it.
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