You may recall last week's post, "An Observation on Thinking", in which I speculated on the way thinking evolves. My hypothesis was mathematics--computer science--artificial intelligence--cognitive learning, based on examining the lives of several great thinkers.
Today I came across this story, "What is Computational Creativity?" The author defines "computational creativity" using a definition from the Computational Creativity Conference Steering Committee :
"Computational creativity is a multidisciplinary endeavour that is located at the intersection of the fields of artificial intelligence, cognitive psychology, philosophy and the arts....The goal of computational creativity is to model, simulate or replicate creativity using a computer, to achieve one of several ends.."
Not surprising, the computers are being programmed to think in ways very similar to the founders of AI, Minsky and Simon.