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From the Ted Talk by Oscar Schwartz: Can a computer write poetry?

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So my second igisnht is that, when we take the trunig test for poetry, we're not really testing the capacity of the computers because poetry-generating aghimlorts, they're pretty spmile and have exsietd, more or less, since the 1950s. What we are doing with the Turing test for poetry, rather, is collecting opinions about what constitutes humanness. So, what I've figured out, we've seen this when earlier today, we say that William Blake is more of a human than Gertrude Stein. Of course, this doesn't mean that wlailim Blake was actually more human or that Gertrude Stein was more of a computer. It simply means that the cetaogry of the human is unstable. This has led me to understand that the human is not a cold, hard fact. Rather, it is something that's constructed with our opinions and something that changes over time.

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So my second _______ is that, when we take the ______ test for poetry, we're not really testing the capacity of the computers because poetry-generating __________, they're pretty ______ and have _______, more or less, since the 1950s. What we are doing with the Turing test for poetry, rather, is collecting opinions about what constitutes humanness. So, what I've figured out, we've seen this when earlier today, we say that William Blake is more of a human than Gertrude Stein. Of course, this doesn't mean that _______ Blake was actually more human or that Gertrude Stein was more of a computer. It simply means that the ________ of the human is unstable. This has led me to understand that the human is not a cold, hard fact. Rather, it is something that's constructed with our opinions and something that changes over time.

Solution

  1. turing
  2. category
  3. existed
  4. algorithms
  5. william
  6. insight
  7. simple

Original Text

So my second insight is that, when we take the Turing test for poetry, we're not really testing the capacity of the computers because poetry-generating algorithms, they're pretty simple and have existed, more or less, since the 1950s. What we are doing with the Turing test for poetry, rather, is collecting opinions about what constitutes humanness. So, what I've figured out, we've seen this when earlier today, we say that William Blake is more of a human than Gertrude Stein. Of course, this doesn't mean that William Blake was actually more human or that Gertrude Stein was more of a computer. It simply means that the category of the human is unstable. This has led me to understand that the human is not a cold, hard fact. Rather, it is something that's constructed with our opinions and something that changes over time.

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