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Computational Creativity: A Philosophical Approach, and an Approach to Philosophy

Computational Creativity: A Philosophical Approach, and an Approach to Philosophy

This video was recorded at 5th International Conference on Computational Creativity (ICCC), Ljubljana 2014. This paper seeks to situate computational creativity in relation to philosophy and in particular philosophy of mind. The goal is to investigate issues relevant to both how computational creativity can be used to explore philosophical questions and how philosophical positions, whether they are accepted as accurate or not, can be used as a tool for evaluating computational creativity. First, the possibility of symbol manipulating machines acting as creative agents will be examined in terms of its ramifications for historic and contemporary theories of mind. Next a philosophically motivated mechanism for evaluating creative systems will be proposed, based on the idea that an intimation... Show More
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