Lectures  |    |  June 5, 2019

Creativity: Can Computers Cut It?

Lecture by Richard Harvey. Produced by Gresham College. Runtime 53 minutes. Examines computer-created artifacts and ask if we can tell if the creator was human or artificial.

Computers are often parodied as machines that kill creativity. Yet modern works of creativity usually have a digital aspect, and many are wholly digital. We will look at technology that enables creativity (not always of a good kind) and the prospects for a machine to create works of art. We will examine computer- created artefacts and ask if we can tell if the creator was human or artificial.

Richard Harvey is IT Livery Company Professor of Information Technology at Gresham College and Professor at the School of Computing Sciences at the University of East Anglia. He also holds several posts in the Vice-Chancellor’s Office at University of East Anglia, including Academic Director for Admissions and Academic Director of Internationalisation.