The Creativity Code: Art and Innovation in the Age of AI

Book review by Deane Barker tags: ai, tech, art, creativity

This book tries to answer the question: will AI ever be able to emulate human creativity?

It never really answers the question, but it’s still very, very interesting. Each chapter covers a different type of creativity: writing, music, art, etc. It’s full of examples and anecdotes about the advances of computers and AI in the generative space.

In the last chapter, the author does something pretty funny: he admits that he used generative AI to write a 350-word section of the book, and invites the reader to try and find it. (For the record, I had no idea where it was.)

This isn’t the type of book that builds to some narrative conclusion. It’s what I call a “meditation” book. It kind of wanders around the issue and looks at it from all sides, inviting the reason to come to a conclusion themselves.

Not a revelatory experience, but I enjoyed reading it.

Book Info

Marcus Du Sautoy

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