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Why greatness cannot be planned : the myth of the objective

Author: Kenneth O Stanley; Joel Lehman
Publisher: Cham : Springer, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Why does modern life revolve around objectives? From how science is funded, to improving how children are educated -- and nearly everything in-between -- our society has become obsessed with a seductive illusion: that greatness results from doggedly measuring improvement in the relentless pursuit of an ambitious goal. In [this book], Stanley and Lehman begin with a surprising scientific discovery in artificial  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth O Stanley; Joel Lehman
ISBN: 3319155237 9783319155234
OCLC Number: 900306366
Description: ix, 141 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Contents: Questioning Objectives.-Victory for the Aimless --
The Art of Breeding Art --
The False Compass --
The Interesting and the Novel --
Long Live the Treasure Hunter --
Unshackling Education --
Unchaining Innovation --
Farewell to the Mirage --
Case Study 1: Reinterpreting Natural Evolution --
Case Study 2: Objectives and the Quest for AI.
Responsibility: Kenneth O. Stanley, Joel Lehman.

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and that we would be wiser (and the outcomes better) if instead we whole-heartedly embraced serendipitous discovery and playful creativity.Controversial at its heart, yet refreshingly provocative,  Read more...

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