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Why are humans and AI often treated differently in cases where they perform nearly identical processes?

The training sets for generative AI systems are orders of magnitude larger than the number of images or words that a human being sees in a lifetime. If you trained a neural net on only the images that ...
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Why are humans and AI often treated differently in cases where they perform nearly identical processes?

Neural networks are not modelled on the way the brain works because no one knows how the brain works. At best a neural network is an extremely limited and highly idealized simulation of a model based ...
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Why are humans and AI often treated differently in cases where they perform nearly identical processes?

The premise is flawed because humans and AIs do not use the same processes, at least currently. As Davie Gudeman's answer already points out, humans and AIs at least at present do not use the same ...
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Is it morally wrong to enjoy art created by a heinous criminal?

No, it isn't. I think what is decisive here is the belief of mutual exclusivity. I think that you think that if I label someone as a ’genius‘ I can't label as a ‘criminal’ too. Broad appreciation of ...
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Why do we see art and science as two separate disciplines?

A rather simple answer is that art and science follow different goals and norms: what counts as good art is not what counts as good science. Typically, science will focus on objectivity, systematicity ...
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Is Art beyond logic?

It seems possible from your comparison of natural language to logic that you are asking whether the notation typically used in mathematical logic is adequate for talking about art. If so, then the ...
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Can art be rated objectively?

Generally when people speaking plainly to share their true opinions(1) say that some piece of art is of high quality, the meaning is that... it is the sort of thing that people generally like it ...
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Isn't "modern art" kind of discriminating?

And there's no criteria for "ability to draw". Yes there is. It's, do people want to buy it? Consider Outsider Art, and an artist like Jean-Michel Basquiat who was widely disparaged in his ...
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Why is the non-aesthetic position on art not absorbed by society?

In your question, you lay out some qualities someone who accepts the non-aesthetic position on art might have. An artist who is non-aesthetic is not concerned with producing something the majority of ...
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Is art a form of communication?

Beethoven is reported to have said (my emphases added to highlight the connection to the question) When I open my eyes I must sigh, for what I see is contrary to my religion, and I must despise the ...
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Isn't "modern art" kind of discriminating?

Art is artificial, it's something that nature wouldn't create by itself. Which is kinda oxymoronic as we are always also part of nature, so if enough people do it and if it becomes part of our ...
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Is it morally wrong to enjoy art created by a heinous criminal?

I don't think it's our task here to give a definite "yes" or "no" answer to the question. Both moralities and art are manifold and complex. Rather, I think the best we can do on a ...
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Why are humans and AI often treated differently in cases where they perform nearly identical processes?

Many people, whether justified or not, whether consciously or not, believe that (human) brains are fundamentally special, that we are capable of "creativity", that we have "free will&...
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Why is the non-aesthetic position on art not absorbed by society?

It's important to note that there do exist artists doing new and innovative things in art, and theorists are still creating new theories. But in general, your question is in some ways its own answer. ...
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Is art a form of communication?

Communication is merely the act of sharing mental contexts: thoughts, ideas, knowledge, feelings, perceptions, etc... Any human sense can be used as a channel for communication by codifying a mental ...
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Is Art beyond logic?

Logic is the formal set of rules that represent the mechanism of thinking, reason. Art has, in the sense of this question, moreover, an aesthetic load (a work of art is an object that is appreciated ...
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Is it morally wrong to enjoy art created by a heinous criminal?

There is nothing wrong with appreciating the value of some creative work based on the work itself, and in fact that is how it should be appreciated. However, it would be morally wrong to whitewash the ...
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Why are humans and AI often treated differently in cases where they perform nearly identical processes?

Other answerers have already addressed the flawed premise of your question, specifically that in fact AIs and humans do not perform nearly identical processes to produce art. I would like to address ...
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Why are humans and AI often treated differently in cases where they perform nearly identical processes?

You might be overthinking this as there is nothing deeply philosophical about why human beings and digital computers aren't both treated as persons in the philosophical sense. Current AI systems aren'...
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Which artistic form (Visual, Audio, Literary etc.) is the best at conveying emotion?

The answer is "yes." All forms are best at conveying emotion =) The idea of excluding multi-media mediums, however, points to a very strange distinction that one must draw. One must identify the ...
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What does Ortega y Gasset mean by "art is dehumanizing"?

I think there are two main elements or aspects to Ortega's 'The Dehumanisation of Art' (La deshumanización del arte e Ideas sobre la novela, 1925; Princeton tr., 1968). The first can be illustrated ...
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Is art the object I'm consuming or what is happening within my own mind as I consume it?

Perhaps not surprisingly, different philosophers disagree. Kant centers aesthetics around the judgement of the viewer. Beardsley focuses on the artistic experience. Danto considers aesthetic ...
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Video games as new art

The question of whether computer games are art is redundant. They obviously are or can be. I see art as on a continuum with craft - the painters of the Renaissance were considered craftsmen. But art ...
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How does the superman have value, if morality and humanity don't?

Nietzsche was (believe it or not) an ethicist. However, he worked from the observation/intuition/presumption that the vast majority of 'conventional' morality — the implicit moral precepts people live ...
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Is it morally wrong to enjoy art created by a heinous criminal?

Your question requires agreement on 2 concepts: Moral wrongness / rightness What it means, or what is the activity, of "enjoying" art. Taking up the 2nd point first, I'm going to use as an ...
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Can there be Art without an Artist?

Does all Art require an Artist? Cheeky answer: yes. Wiktionary defines "art" as: The conscious production or arrangement of sounds, colours, forms, movements, or other elements in a manner ...
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Can art be rated objectively?

To say that painting A is better than painting B because you like painting A more than painting B is indeed tautological. You can avoid the tautology by realising it and taking steps not to utter it. ...
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Can art be rated objectively?

You can objectively measure how an art piece performs on a particular metric, but you must then make a subjective value judgment about how that metric translates to "better" or "worse&...
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Can science and art be described as different lenses into the human mind?

I see art and science as two sides of the same coin. Their objects are different but necessarily related. Perhaps we could see the object of science as knowledge, and the object of art as ...
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