For Turing Tests, Machines Write Poems, Stories, Even Dance [Dartmouth News]


January 19, 2017 by Charlotte Albright
Judges will try to determine whether the art has been made by computers or by humans.

Having trouble finding a dance partner who doesn’t step on your toes? Or a musician to join your ensemble? Want someone to write you a sonnet or a short story? In the future, says Daniel Rockmore, the William H. Neukom 1964 Distinguished Professor of Computational Science, perhaps you could ask your computer to do those things.

That day hasn’t yet arrived for most of us, but computational scientists will blaze trails in that direction with the 2017 Turing Tests in the Creative Arts, now inviting entries and offering cash prizes.

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