I was watching a documentary on artificial intelligence, and it got me thinking about AI and art. There are some things humans will never be able to beat computers at, like manipulating large amounts of data and complex math calculations. But what about art? I've read about a few computers that can write books and compose music, but the pieces they create can't rival anything humans have produced. There was a book of poetry written by a computer program (don't remember the name at the moment), and it was nonsensical and just plain bad. Given how quickly AI is improving, I think computers are going to get better at producing art. But I wonder if computers will ever be able to produce a great novel or poem or compose music like Mozart. It seems to me like the "human factor" isn't something that can be easily programmed, even with the technology we will have many, many years from now. It's certainly an interesting thing to think about, and I'm curious to know what everyone else thinks.