I gave a lecture at Oxford University recently about whether AI will ever be truly creative. To explain why I believe it may never be possible for machines, I chose ‘love’ to illustrate the unique way that humans see the world and the impact that has on how we create.
“What is love?” I asked the class, pausing for a few seconds – partly for effect, but mainly because this was the MBA class and I was a bit nervous that love is probably not on their curriculum very often. The image of the koala-owl shown above, lovingly crafted by the design department in Grey London, was the next slide. If ‘what is love?’ hadn’t raised some eyebrows, the koala-owl definitely did.