Robots can do any number of tasks and are getting increasingly human-like. But can even the best among them write a poem?
That’s what Dartmouth’s Neukom Institute for Computational Science at Dartmouth College wants to find out. Next year, the Institute will sponsor three contests to see if participants can come up with artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms that can create “human quality” fiction, poetry, or dance music.
The first annual Neukom Institute Prizes in Computational Arts represents another take on the Turing test, the experiment in which a computer or robot seems so lifelike that a person interacting with it would think it is, in fact, human.
In a statement, Dan Rockmore, director of the Neukom Institute said:
The contests will run through the 2015-2016 academic year with Judges to be announced in September.
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