Creative Turing Tests 2017 Winners

The Neukom Institute for Computational Science at Dartmouth College has announced the winners of the 2017 "Turing Tests in the Creative Arts."

The awards were revealed on Tuesday, June 20th, at the Music Metacreation Workshop (MuMe), part of the International Conference on Computational Creativity (ICCC), in Atlanta.

The contest, celebrating its second year, challenges judges to rate poetry, literature, music and dance created by machines against works created by humans. Awards are given to the artificial intelligence creations that are the most indistinguishable from human work.

Category: AccompaniX

Expressive computer accompaniment with human lead performer.

  • Chris Raphael, (Informatics and Computer Science, Indiana University).

Music Plus One (Song: The Wild Geese)
See the on-line evaluation survey (preview only, survey now closed).

Category: DanceX

Animated dance accompaniment with human lead performer.

First-place entry:
  • The Adaptive Digital Media (ADAM) Lab
(Georgia Tech.)

  • Duri Long (Ph.D. student)
  • Mikhail Jacob (Ph.D. student)
  • Dor Hananel (undergraduate researcher)
  • Dr. Brian Magerko (advisor)

    LuminAI. The video shows both human motion capture and computer-generated dance partner.

    Category: PoetiX

    Computer-generated sonnets.

    • Charese Smiley and Hiroko Bretz,Thomson Reuters Research and Development, MN, USA

    Winning Machine-Generated Sonnet:

          And be very careful crossing the streets.
          How fair an entrance breaks the way to love!
          Left, doors leading into the apartments.
          Just then a light flashed from the cliff above.
          The fields near the house were invisible.
          Objects of alarm were near and around.
          The window had only stuck a little.
          From the big apple tree down near the pond.
          The large cabin was in total darkness.
          Come marching up the eastern hill afar.
          When is the clock on the stairs dangerous?
          Everything seemed so near and yet so far.
          Behind the wall silence alone replied.
          Was, then, even the staircase occupied?

    Runner-up Sonnets:
    A4 (Machine)

          Who know how knowledge righteous spirit grieves.
          Beauty from desire like conception!
          So clearly knowing ignorance believes,
          That truly timeless bliss divine perfection.
          A virtue something very justified,
          To matter neither clever nor correct,
          Ever really truly satisfied!
          An honest wisdom moral intellect.
          What goodness surely worthy true salvation!
          A great eternal life forever striving!
          A pure divine uncertainty relation,
          There is really nothing else denying.
          The thought of such a righteous explanation,
          Know the truth of love and hope mistaken.

    B4 (Machine)

          So highly famous Sony classical,
          A very pleasant happy television.
          That lovely goodness gracious Simon rattle!
          And then an awesome righteous folk musician.
          Are loving songs about the counter culture,
          But never ever ready steady go!
          This style is really timeless Donna summer,
          With any very groovy audio.
          A better lucky lady Marmalade!
          Who likes to play an old piano roll!
          For whether jazz or fame or being played,
          Clever like a psychedelic soul.
          The music sings a song of love and Bach,
          I love the sound of psychedelic rock.

    Human-Written Sonnet Most Mistaken for a Machine-generated Sonnet
    A3 (Human)
    Source: Uncompliant Stranger

          In truth I neither have nor live a name,
          No syllable upon a nameless shore;
          The landward margins of the sea, the same
          Debate beneath a lunar semaphore.
          No origin is singled to a sun
          Nor ending to a future's unseen flow:
          Totality of days perféct to one
          Might tell the world I see from that I know.
          There is no cause: no hope is unforetold
          Where this change lies, and where I now must range,
          The place the man, the eye the days behold
          The orbit of the ebb and race of change.
          No late equations make this one day's end.
          My sighted soul and I shall not contend.