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澳门永利:Creativity special: Oh look, a new cliché!

作者:居卺峨    发布时间:2019-03-15 04:07:01    

By Mike Holderness and Liz Else Few things are quite as challenging as using a computer to model something we think of as quintessentially human. And if you’re Douglas Hofstadter, the cognitive science researcher whose book Gödel, Escher, Bach inspired a generation, trying to model creativity will make you ask yourself tough questions. How much can we learn about human creativity this way? Is “creativity” the right word anyway? And will the Cats deliver? Mike Holderness and Liz Else quizzed Hofstadter How do you define creativity? I think we would do better to talk about “discoverativity” than creativity. I am convinced creativity is the ability to discover things that are in some sense there for anyone to find: things that the rest of humanity will appreciate because they are beautiful or because they are insightful or because they are truths about nature. Of course, we consider some people great musical composers when nine-tenths of the world has never heard of them, and when most of those who have heard their music didn’t like it anyway. But they’ve found what I call a “vein of receptivity” in the minds of a large number of people. Are some discoveries more creative than others? Well, some are easier to make. Take what happened in quantum mechanics in the 1920s. I use the metaphor of people finding a new beach. Physicists rushed to this beach because they knew that it was going to be covered in wonderful shells. It wasn’t that hard to find fantastic,

 

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