Artificial Intelligence

This AI wrote a poem that’s good enough to make you think it's human

A handwritten manuscript by Scottish poet Robert Burns entitled "The Death and Dying Words of Poor Maillie" is displayed at the Dick Institute in Kilmarnock, Scotland March 25, 2014. Burns grew up near Kilmarnock and his first book of poetry, "Poems Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect," known as the Kilmarnock volume, was published there. He is famously known for writing the words of "Auld Lang Syne." Scottish separatists are closing the gap on their unionist rivals as a September independence referendum draws nearer, according to a poll. But pollster TNS said it would still be a "major task" for them to draw level in time. In a poll of 995 adults, TNS found that support for the pro-independence campaign had grown by two points to 32 percent compared with last month, while the campaign to reject independence had slipped back a point to 41 percent. In the run-up to the vote, Reuters photographer Suzanne Plunkett took a series of close-up pictures of food, drink and various objects typically associated with Scotland. Pictures taken March 25, 2014. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett (BRITAIN - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY)ATTENTION EDITORS: PICTURE 11 OF 28 FOR PACKAGE 'DETAILS OF SCOTLAND'TO FIND ALL IMAGES SEARCH 'PLUNKETT DETAIL'

This AI is capable of writing poetry that could have been written by a human. Image: REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

Dan Robitzski
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