Re: ART/NEURAL NETS Creativity

Robert Schrader (
Thu, 6 Mar 1997 19:55:42 -0800 (PST)

On Thu, 6 Mar 1997, Crosby_M wrote:

> On Tuesday, March 04, 1997 5:23 PM, Robert Schrader wrote, in response
> to quibbles with his earlier statement that "Creativity is an
> artifact, not a neccesity":
> <... an artifact is something that appears from a system, but is not
> essential to its functioning.>
> and added:
> <The whole point of this post was to try and get a grip on the
> mechanism of creativity, not to offend artists.>
> You were trying to describe human minds via neural net models, which
> is a very useful approach. But, that doesn't mean you can assume that
> because creativity appears to be an artifact in neural nets that it
> might be an artifact in human minds. Human minds are not *merely*
> neural nets, even though neural nets may be an appropriate model for
> portions of the human mind.

{ HALLELUJAH! After days of quibbling over details, somebody finally
addresses the guts of the post! }

Please elaborate. What kind of part are these non-neural-net parts?
And how would you model them?

Robert Schrader