Contests Showcase Computer Creativity (‘The New York Times’)


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Dartmouth’s William H. Neukom Institute for Computational Science has issued a challenge to computer scientists, reports the Associated Press via The New York Times.

“Dartmouth is seeking artificial intelligence algorithms that create ‘human-quality’ short stories, sonnets, and dance music sets that will be pitted against human-produced literature, poetry, and music selections,” the article explains.

“Historically, often when we have advances in artificial intelligence, people will always say, ‘Well, a computer couldn’t paint a sunset,’ or ‘a computer couldn't write a beautiful love sonnet,’ but could they? That's the question,” Daniel Rockmore, the William A. Neukom 1964 Distinguished Professor of Computational Science and director of the Neukom Institute, tells the AP.

Read the full story, published 7/5/15 by The New York Times.

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