The Aesthetic Machine
Continuing to expand the ideas developed in the last chapter, a difference exists between what AI-driven machines as currently constituted, and what a human mind can achieve. These two entities are each limited by respective architectural/anatomical specifications. The analogy we might draw is between what we observe as between ourselves and our pets. Animals do not understand syntax and semantics. Certainly, they do not respond to the abstract ideas contained in our symbology or art. That being said, they may respond to music. So it’s not that they are limited in an absolute way. Our potential to respond depends on the underlying architecture’s (form) ability to meaningfully interact with the particular category of externalities.