Microsoft’s AI can convert images into Chinese poetry

Microsoft recently taught its XiaoIce chatbot, a Chinese language conversational AI, how to interpret pictures as poems. We’re not sure if that counts as inspired writing, but it’s an interesting step toward better mimicking humans. It’s not the first AI to write poetry, but it’s the first we’ve seen that can generate Chinese language poems inspired by images. There may be a little bit lost in translation, but some of the bot’s bars aren’t too shabby: Wings hold rocks and water lightly in the loneliness Stroll the empty The land becomes soft The problem of teaching AI how to generate…

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