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Can a computer write poetry? | Oscar Schwartz: Can a computer write poetry? | Oscar Schwartz

Can a computer write poetry? | Oscar Schwartz: Can a computer write poetry? | Oscar Schwartz

FromTED Talks Technology


Can a computer write poetry? | Oscar Schwartz: Can a computer write poetry? | Oscar Schwartz

FromTED Talks Technology

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Length:
11 minutes
Released:
Jan 20, 2016
Format:
Podcast Episode

Description

If you read a poem and feel moved by it, but then find out it was actually written by a computer, would you feel differently about the experience? Would you think that the computer had expressed itself and been creative, or would you feel like you had fallen for a cheap trick? In this talk, writer Oscar Schwartz examines why we react so strongly to the idea of a computer writing poetry -- and how this reaction helps us understand what it means to be human.
Released:
Jan 20, 2016
Format:
Podcast Episode