Ludwig van AI
October 08, 2021

Review of Beethoven's X symphony, finished by AI: The only true, meaningful intelligence is in a body, and likewise the only true and meaningful creativity

"The ability of a machine to do or outdo something humans do is interesting once at most" - Jan Swafford writes in her review of Beethoven's X symphony, which was finished by AI in the last two years. "Artificial intelligence can mimic art, but it can’t be expressive at it because, other than the definition of the word, it doesn’t know what expressive is. It also doesn’t know what excitement is, because there’s a reason people call excitement 'pulse-pounding', and computers don’t have pulses".