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TED Talks: Season 2016

2016x12 Oscar Schwartz: Can A Computer Write Poetry?
TV-PG

  • 2016-01-20T05:00:00Z on YouTube
  • 15 mins
  • United States
  • Documentary, Special Interest

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.

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