I think so many people are interested in this subject. I’m sure many of us creative types are especially concerned. What will the future of humanity be? Robots will be able to do almost everything soon. So, what will be left for humans to do?
I blurted out to Bob today during our morning coffee:
I wonder if a robot will be able to write a poem?
( I thought this was a clever and original question but nope. It had been asked many times before. Shit! There are no original thoughts anymore.)
The Irish Times did a story about this very subject recently.
“We are told that no matter how advanced artificial intelligence becomes it will most likely never attain human qualities such as pathos, empathy, humor, and the creativity that drives art, cinema and literature. However, AI is created by humans who try to advance it further every day and imbue it with humanlike qualities.” — The Irish Times
This article said that computer scientists at Microsoft Research Asia are working on designing AI that attempts to mimic the depth and creativity of poetry using images as a source of inspiration.
We’ve all looked at a beautiful sunset and some of us have even been inspired to write (good or bad) poems as a result. Can machines learn to replicate this?
“There is plenty of research into the auto-generation of straightforward descriptive text based on images and this is getting rather accurate but what if we wanted an algorithm to be both correct and poetic?” — The Irish Times
As researchers Bei Liu and Jianlong Fu explain, it is a fairly subjective task. Using more than 8,000 images, Liu and Fu trained their system using both humans and algorithmic agents. Here’s what this creative AI wrote after “seeing” a typical wintry countryside scene:
“Sun is shining.
The wind moves.
read original article at https://medium.com/swlh/can-a-robot-write-a-poem-bb1a0b2196b5?source=rss——artificial_intelligence-5