State of the art: Computer models of creativity

Margaret A. Boden explores how computers can help us understand human creativity.
You may already be foaming at the mouth. Merely reading the title may have infuriated you: ‘What nonsense,’ you may be thinking, ‘Computers can’t really be creative!’Well, maybe they can’t. But that is a philosophical question we needn’t get into here. (For the record, I agree with you, though perhaps for largely different reasons.) It needn’t detain us because it has nothing to do with the psychology of creativity.

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