“All we now want is a spelling machine and a patent brain-worker, through which a man may hatch machine poetry, and the summit of human ambition will have been attained.” – The Inter Ocean, 1874
Richard Polt recently blogged about ChatGPT which created a sonnet about typewriters in an astonishing five seconds (see here). Has the summit of human ambition been attained?
From The Inter Ocean (Chicago, Illinois), April 24, 1874 –
24 Apr 1874, Fri The Inter Ocean (Chicago, Illinois) Newspapers.com
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We really do have “patent brain-workers” now!
By the way, check out my earlier blog post to see some computer-generated poetry from 1962:
My favorite line is “to refuse is nourishing”!