I was recently interviewed by the New Scientist about the future for software making discoveries and in general being creative. I managed to get across my line that the most exciting developments in Computational Creativity (to my mind) are those where software writes software. It’s time for automated programming to diversify past machine learning and genetic programming, and to be applied to projects where the aim is for the software to act creatively. This will revolutionise our field and solve some philosophical problems such as the “mini-me” issue: programmers who write software are really the creative ones, with the software being just an extension of them. This is a valid criticism, but what if software re-wrote its entire codebase – would it still be a mini-me? Anyway, here is the New Scientist article from August 2015:

NewScientistInterviewAugust2015

The online version is here:

The Art of Programming

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New Scientist Interview – Software Writing Software