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Marcus du Sautoy investigates AI and the essence of what it means to be human: will a computer ever compose a symphony, write a prize-winning novel or paint a masterpiece? If it did, would you be able to tell the difference? How much of our emotional response to art is a product of our brains reacting to pattern and structure, and exactly what is it to be creative?
‘What a wonderful, brilliant, joyous read!’ Philippe Sands
‘a brilliant travel guide to the coming world of AI’ Jeanette Winterson
‘compelling and thought-provoking book … breaking down what it actually means to be creative’ Jim Al-Khalili
Marcus du Sautoy OBE FRS is the Charles Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University and a professor of Mathematics. His awards include the 2001 Berwick Prize of the London Mathematical Society, 2009 Royal Society’s Faraday Prize, 2010 Joint Policy for Mathematics Board Communications Award, and 2014 London Mathematical Society Zeeman Medal. One of 2004 Esquire Magazine’s 100 most influential people under 40 in Britain, he was included in Who’s Who in 2008. His numerous television and radio presentations include BBC Four’s The Story of Maths and the comedy show The School of Hard Sums with Dara Ó Briain. He writes for the Guardian, Times and Daily Telegraph and has written and performed the play X&Y, staged in London’s Science Museum and Glastonbury Festival. His other books include The Music of the Primes, Finding Moonshine (longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize), The Num8er My5teries and What We Cannot Know.