We all know that artificial intelligence is getting more developed every day. Increasingly, robots can think, and maybe even argue, for themselves. However, physicist Arthur Miller believes today’s technology might be more advanced than we think. Not only that, but art, previously thought the preserve of humans, might be in robots’ toolbox too. We’ve looked into machines’ creativity before, and here Futurism talks to Miller about his findings.
Someday, artificial intelligence could become so advanced that it gains the ability to think creatively — and, perhaps, so vastly surpasses humanity’s artistic abilities that it would have to explain its creations to our squishy, primitive brains.
At least, that’s one of the predictions that physicist, philosopher, and creativity scholar Arthur Miller makes in his new book, The Artist in the Machine. The book, released last month, details how machines are starting to demonstrate creativity, from learning to improvise music to pulling together insights from seemingly unrelated fields of research — and suggests how the trend might continue.
Futurism caught up with Miller to chat about his book and his thoughts on art and the future of creativity. While some of the technology Miller describes, like artificial general intelligence, is probably hiding in the distant future, he argues that today’s technology may be more creative than most assume.