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07.25.2014

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Will creative robots work instead of journalists or artists?

Whether the Turing test, dated back to 1950, which has been supposed to determine if a robot is able to imitate the human intelligence, was passed or not on the 6th June at the Royal Society of London (despite all the controversies), the presumption has taken another step towards. If the ability to interpret the algorithms doesn’t remain to demonstrate, it’s just a beginning. From the creative jobs until now protected by ‘instinct’ and the automation are concerned, and it started with the journalists.


That computer actually got an F on the Turing Test

June 2014. A group of programmers claimed they built a program that passed the famous Turing Test, in which a computer tries to trick judges into believing that it is a human. According to news reports, this is a historic accomplishment. But is it really? And what does it mean for artificial intelligence?

Read on wired.com

 

Are they Journalists or Robots?

Do you feel that information is standardising? You have not seen anything yet: 90%of the articles that you will read in 2030 will be generated by robots.

Read on lepoint.fr

 

 

Robots are invading the news business, and it’s great for jounalists

Not only am I not scared of losing my job to a piece of software, I think the introduction of automated reporting is the best thing to happen to journalists in a long time. Robots, as sophisticated as they are, can’t approach the full creativity of a human writer.

Read on nymag.com

 

Technology does not quell creativity, in fact, there’s a great deal of evidence that suggests that technology enhances creativity.  Certainly, we are expected to be more creative in our working lives than a generation ago.  The truth is that by expanding possibilities and automating part of the creative process, we can all be more creative and productive.Artificial artists: when computers become creative

Read on forbes.com

 

Artificial artists: when computers become creative

Can a computer program be creative?
There is no doubt that software and computer code kicks ass at creation. From Photoshop to HTML to (dare I say it?) MS Paint, bundles of 1s and 0s can be incredibly powerful tools for creation.
But few people would say that code can be more than a tool -- few would agree that computers can be creative in their own right.

Read on wired.co.uk