Where Are All the Robot Artists?

They may be coming for factory workers, day traders, and even journalists, but robots aren’t close to competing with starving artists. At the School for Poetic Computation, they’re trying to fix that. By now, you’ve seen the real-life horror stories of robots gone bad. Maybe not the apocryphal ones from, say, a Michael Bay movie, where a person that’s also a car eats a whole town. We instead get boring, monotonous, mercilessly funny failure. Two months ago, Microsoft put out a bot on Twitter that was supposed to mimic and address humans but instantly became a Nazi who believed Ted Cruz was “Cuban Hitler,” proving once and for all that even robots who have been feigning sentience for two days are better at political attacks than the Hillary Clinton campaign.…


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