FYI: AI-programmer

Gisle Vanem gvanem at
Fri Feb 22 14:03:32 CET 2013

"Chris Angelico" <rosuav at> wrote:

> That's not artificial intelligence, though. It's artificial program
> generation based on a known target output. The "Fitness" calculation
> is based on a specific target string. This is fine for devising a
> program that will produce the entire works of Shakespeare, since there

You mean, art generation (writing Shakespearian texts) is a process of 
generating "known target output"?. If we talk about good art (not kitch),
I disagree. For reference, "Infinite Monkey Teorem" is at

Disregarding the probability math in the above, the question IMHO boils 
down to whether "art can be produced by accident" (quote from above). 
I seems to recall elephant painting selling for lots of dollars some years ago. 
And long dull poems written by computers. Fooled a lot of people.

> As suggested in RFC 2795 [1], the resources required to implement such
> a project would also have other uses. Like the Infinite Improbability
> Drive,

I did notice that RFC was written on 1 April 2000 :-)


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