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Ever since Ada Lovelace's first speculations way back in 1843, thinkers have debated whether computers can display bona fide artistic creativity. The key question in the age of artificial intelligence: Can machines be creative? In art, poetry, music, and thinking, computers are now teetering on the brink of true consciousness with implications both tantalizing and terrifying. But are computers truly creative―or are they merely tools to be used by musicians, artists, and writers? What is the relationship of artists and algorithms in the spectre of a networked world? Are computers and humans creating new forms of creativity?
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