The Romantic poets gazed upon the natural world and translated its splendor into poetry. Microsoft’s artificial intelligence does something similar, but uses a lot more computing power.
Microsoft’s conversational chatbot in China, XiaoIce, has generated 12 million poems during conversations with people, company researchers wrote in a paper last week. The trick to good AI poetry, the team writes, is taking inspiration from the real world.
Here’s a taste:
Wings hold rocks and water...