GRE Word of the Day: Aesthetic

Aesthetic: concerning the appreciation of beauty

But isn’t beauty in the eye of the beholder? According to a team of researchers from the University of Girona and the Max Planck Institute in Germany, they know how to create a computer which understands art. Based on their research there are “mathematical algorithms (that) provide clues about the artistic style of a painting”. Researchers say that a computer will never be able to tell the artistic era of a painting or  interpret beauty. Frankly, I beg to differ because 100 years ago no one could even imagine robots or even cars for that matters. Maybe one day someone will be able to make computers “think” and “interpret”.

Or maybe this will remain an NP complete-like problem. Once you solve one, you solve the meaning of life…

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