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J Creat Behav. 2014 Jun;48(2):136-151.

Mind, Machine, and Creativity: An Artist's Perspective.

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Regional Forensic Unit Rochester, NY.


Harold Cohen is a renowned painter who has developed a computer program, AARON, to create art. While AARON has been hailed as one of the most creative AI programs, Cohen consistently rejects the claims of machine creativity. Questioning the possibility for AI to model human creativity, Cohen suggests in so many words that the human mind takes a different route to creativity, a route that privileges the relational, rather than the computational, dimension of cognition. This unique perspective on the tangled web of mind, machine, and creativity is explored by an application of three relational models of the mind to an analysis of Cohen's talks and writings, which are available on his website:


Charles Sanders Peirce; Cyborg; Harold Cohen; Machine creativity; anthropomorphism; the extended mind hypothesis

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