Artificial Intelligence Still Sucks At Poetry

Artificial intelligence has bested humanity in almost every intellectual pursuit going. They’ve trounced us at chess, murdered us on the TV show Jeopardy! and been crowned world champion at the ancient board game Go. But when it comes to poetry, computers are worse than that beret-wearing kid from high school who always rhymed “love” with “above”. A poetic Turing test was recently held at Dartmouth College and the results were pretty messy. Poetry robot picture from Shutterstock In an attempt to test the artist skills of robots, researchers from Dartmouth College pitted an artificial intelligence program designed to produce sonnets against human poets in a genteel “rap” face-off. Both teams were given the same list of nouns to work with which, including the words “wave”, “tourist” and “floor”. The judges…


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