From The Conversation: “Algorithms help us to choose which films to watch, which music to stream and which literature to read. But what if algorithms went beyond their jobs as mediators of human culture and started to create culture themselves? … Who is the artist? Is the person who writes the computer code that creates sonnets a poet? Is the programmer of an algorithm to generate short stories a writer? Is the coder of a music-mixing machine a DJ? … When the Microsoft Office Assistant ‘corrects’ your grammar or ‘questions’ your word choice and you adapt to it (either happily or out of sheer laziness), is the creative work still ‘yours’ or is it now a human-machine collaborative work?”
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