Can AI be creative? Goldberg explains his evolving view

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More than a year out from the launch of Midjourney, DALL-E 2 and ChatGPT, who better to take the temperature of the moment than UC Berkeley roboticist, CITRIS PI and artist Ken Goldberg?

In an interview with California Magazine, Goldberg argues for the embrace of new generative artificial intelligence (AI) technologies and explains why he was wrong about the ability of robots to be creative — to a point.

“The artificial creativity of ChatGPT and similar systems emerges from many examples of words and images,” he said. “But I believe human creativity also comes from lived experience and emotions. So I think humans still have an advantage.”

Read more in California Magazine.