Dartmouth Contest Shows Computers Aren't Such Good Poets [New York Times, AP]Posted by mcasey on Saturday, 21 May 2016
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESSMAY 19, 2016, 1:58 P.M. E.D.T.
HANOVER, N.H. — Computers are pretty good at stocking shelves and operating cars, but are not so great at writing poetry.
Scientists in a Dartmouth College competition reached that conclusion after designing artificial intelligence algorithms that could produce sonnets. Judges compared the results with poems written by humans to see if they could tell the difference.
In every instance, the judges were able to find the sonnet produced by a computer program.