ArtTracker| Earlier this year, the world was treated to an 11-track classical music debut album from a 6-year-old musical prodigy named Emily Howell. The resistance to her classical creativity didn’t happen because she’s female but because Emily is a computer.
“Can computers be creative? In the sense that they are creating something that wasn’t there before, yes,” says David Cope, Emily’s programmer and professor emeritus at the University of California, Santa Cruz. “But so can birds and insects and volcanoes. We have reserved this notion of creativity for humans for a long time, and we are enamored of it.” Read on at Christian Science Monitor.