Oscar Schwartz

Can a computer write poetry?

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If you read a poem and feel moved by it, but then find out it was actually written by a computer, would you feel differently about the experience? Would you think that the computer had expressed itself and been creative, or would you feel like you had fallen for a cheap trick? In this talk, writer Oscar Schwartz examines why we react so strongly to the idea of a computer writing poetry — and how this reaction helps us understand what it means to be human.

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Oscar Schwartz · Writer and poet

Oscar Schwartz's research and writing concerns the influence of digital technology on culture and human interaction.

Oscar Schwartz's research and writing concerns the influence of digital technology on culture and human interaction.