Can computers create novel songs? At what point can computer software be called creative?
A team or researchers led by University of Helsinki and FCAI professor Hannu Toivonen, tackle these questions in their newly-published paper in Connection Science. They argue that a crucial element of creativity in software is its ability to self-monitor and self-modify its own operation. This ability is known as transformational creativity.
The research address many core topics of artificial intelligence: self-awareness, self-adaptation, and creativity of intelligent software.
"Our work furthers the explainability of AI and the ways intelligent systems and users can interact," says professor Toivonen.
In the paper, Toivonen and his colleagues provide a concrete and implemented architecture for transformation creation of songs.
See the article: Jukka M. Toivanen, Matti Järvisalo, Olli Alm, Dan Ventura, Martti Vainio & Hannu Toivonen (2018), Towards transformational creation of novel songs, Connection Science, DOI: 10.1080/09540091.2018.1443320.