When people worry about robots coming to take over their jobs, I don’t think “the poet” is what they have in mind. Enter Ai-Da, a hyper-realistic AI-driven robot firmly rooted in the supernatural valley that can draw, draw, sculpt and write its own poetry.
In a first for robotics, Ai-Da gave a public display of poetry created by “She” In memory of the famous Italian poet Dante Alighieri. The event took place Friday at Oxford University’s Ashmolean Museum as part of an exhibition honoring the 700th anniversary of Dante’s death.
For Ai-Da, writing poetry is not as simple as putting pen to paper: 14,233 lines of Dante’s three-part epic, the “Divine Comedy”, were given to absorb and then, drawing on her data bank of Words and programs for analyzing speech patterns, algorithms used in formulating an interactive work.
The results are somewhat meaningless, but to be fair, there is a lot of hair. Maybe it’s just an eyebrow too high for me. NSr can be so spend out eyes without soul to feel anything but terrified. Here extract to judge yourself, courtesy Watchman:
“We looked from our signs like blindfolded captives / Sent to seek light; but it never came / It would be necessary to have a needle and thread / To complete the picture. / To watch the poor creatures, who were in misery, / The eyes of a hawk, eyes sewn.”
Friday was the latest in a series of AI-driven artistic performances since the robot’s first solo exhibition in 2019. Gallerist Aidan Meller created Ai-Da in collaboration with Engineered Arts, a U.K.-based robotics company, and scientists at the universities of Oxford and Leeds.
Speaking to Guardian, Miller said the Ai-Da language model is so advanced that it can produce up to 20,000 words in 10 seconds. While her human therapists engage in some “restrictive editing” of her content, the vast majority of the words and sentence structure in her poetry are entirely generated by artificial intelligence.
“People are very skeptical that bots don’t do much, but the truth is that language models are very advanced, and in 95% of the editing cases, it was just that they did too much,” he told the outlet. He hypothesized that due to rapid advances in linguistic paradigms in recent years, they “would be completely indistinguishable from the human script”.
In an interview with CNNMiller said that Ai-Da’s ability to imitate human writing is “so great, if you read it, you wouldn’t know it was not written by a human.”
“The Ai-Da project was developed to address the debate over the ethics of developing artificial intelligence further to imitate humans and human behaviour,” he told the outlet. “It’s finally clear to us that technology has a huge impact on all aspects of life, and we’re striving to understand how much this technology can do and what it can teach us about ourselves.”
All that said, Miller described the concept of Aya da’s competition with human poets as “essentially troubling,” the Guardian reported. Ai-Da is not designed as a substitute for human artists, but rather as a tool to gather insight into our own behavior patterns to build better strategies in the face of the increasingly online world.
“We should all be concerned about that [the] The widespread use of AI language models on the Internet, and how this will affect language and, crucially, the meaning of its making in the future, “If computer programs, rather than humans, create content that in turn shapes and influences human psychology and society, this creates transformation and change Crucial to the use and influence of language – which is what we need to discuss and think about. “