Google’s robots are reading SO much cheap erotica

“This was the only way/it was the only way. “it was her turn to blink. “it was hard to tell. “it was time to move on. “he had to do it again.” No, this isn’t dopey teenage poetry. A robot wrote it. In their quest to make artificial intelligence more and more humanlike, Google is letting the bots try their hand at free verse romantic poetry. The bots were asked to fill in the blanks between two lines. The AI isn’t just meant to link sentences together, the aim is to link those sentences together in a way that mimics natural speech. In order to give the bots a wide vocabulary and a sense of natural rhythm, Google needed them to read books – and a shit tonne of them.…


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