Nov 8

CS Tea Talk by Dan Brown, University of Waterloo

Thu, November 8, 2018 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm (1h) • CMC 209

Title: Can computers write good poetry?  What does that even mean?


Computers can be programmed to do a variety of tasks which, if a human had done them, we might identify as creative tasks.  But does that mean that they themselves are creative? We examine the state of the art in computer-generated poetry, and examine a variety of ways in which potentially sensible ways of assessing whether a system is creative don't actually work well in practice.  Finally, we discuss a few attempts to incorporate advanced aspects of human poetry writing, including editing one’s own work to improve it, into a computational creativity system.

Joint work with PhD student Carolyn Lamb and with my colleague Charlie Clarke.

Event Contact: Sue Jandro

Event Summary

CS Tea Talk by Dan Brown, University of Waterloo
  • When
    • Thursday, November 8, 2018
    • 4:00pm - 5:00pm (1h)
  • Where
    • CMC 209
  • Event Contact
  • Intended For: Students, Faculty, Staff

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