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Of course you have a painting by a meerkat. OF COURSE YOU DO.

Here's my question(s): did the meerkat artist in question realize they were pursuing a creative endeavor, or were they merely responding to a reward opportunity? Did the meerkat select its own color palette or format? Could the meerkat have decided, "no, I don't want to sell that one, let's try another approach." Do meerkats edit?

The ongoing shaping and reshaping of what defines "creativity" continues unabated...

(My $.02 re: generative AI/machine learning infospawning? As a nominal journalist/former educator/burgeoning parent, it scares the crap out of me. Because it helps erase and redraw the line of what constitutes "fact," even more quickly than does the purposeful application of mis- and disinformation.)

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