Google AI Writes Dark Poetry after Reading Romantic Books

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After reading 3,500 books on love and love poetry, Google’s Artificial Intelligence wrote one of the creepiest poems.

Creating Artificial Intelligence could not be complete without the robot being able to understand human-based emotions. But, how well Artificial Intelligence understands the emotions, is another aspect.

Google AI

The Artificial Intelligence (AI) of Google spoke with grammatical accuracy and with factual exactness, the language remained abrupt and even floppy. In order to make their robot more of a talker, the researchers from Google’s Deep Learning Arm Google Brain, had force-fed 2,865 romantic books and another 1,500 fantasy books inside the AI system manually.

In an unpublished paper Generating Sentences from a Continuous Space, it was demonstrated at the International Conference May 3rd, 2016. It was then, that the researchers of the paper had shown progress with the Google Brain. The paper also released information on how the team of linguists and the computer scientists had fed 11,000 unpublished books directly into the AI’s neural network. From there the researchers proceeded to test if the AI was able to take a couple of sentences from those books and create its own corresponding phrases.

Robot with cable

In one example, the researchers asked the system to create 13 sentences that can alter  “I’m fine” to “But you need to talk to me now.” And with each sentence in the series of tests provided, there should be a similarity in meaning as the one before, as well as the one after, in order to create a smooth conversation transition. The entire point of this research is to imitate the differences between human speech, and to establish the perfect system that can also create a new set of diverse sentences.

However, the results from the tests stated something much darker, forming a type of “Gothic-Like” poem:

No.
he said.
“No,” he said.
“no,” I said.
“I know,” she said.
“Thank you,” she said.
“Come with me,” she said.
“Talk to me,” she said.
“Don’t worry about it,” she said.

It made me want to cry.
no one had seen him since.
it made me feel uneasy.
no one had seen him.
the thought made me smile.
the pain was unbearable.
the crowd was silent.
the man called out.
the old man said.
the man asked.

He was silent for a long moment.
he was silent for a moment.
it was quiet for a moment.
it was dark and cold.
there was a pause.
it was my turn.

There is no one else in the world.
there is no one else in sight.
they were the only ones who mattered.
they were the only ones left.
he had to be with me.
she had to be with him.
I had to do this.
I wanted to kill him.
I started to cry.
I turned to him.

Believe it or not, this is only a fraction of the poetry that was bestowed from the Google’s AI; with the goal of presenting it with human language abilities. The team states that this is still in the early development stages and it is expected to become a long-term on-going process. They’re hoping the AI will interact with other users and have all of the complexity and even the flexibility of that of natural speech.

Sources: TechWorm.


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32 COMMENTS

  1. I really find this really romantic and deep but also on a really sad way. The protagonist want to kill itself but it doesn´t want to be alone it wants to be with him/her and so it decides to kill him/her before it dies. It really loves him/her because he/she is a beloved person

    • Jesus no it doesn’t mean shit, stop trying to find meaning in everything you read. It’s a logarithmic amount of words chosen out of the words that come out most often in 3500 books.

    • Robots only do math equations so what you see is probably a mathematical interpretation or equation into human words of what poets are thinking and feeling.

    • Ollowain-
      chill the f*** out. this is gibberish from an AI program that is “learning” how to compose coherent sentences. it’s not hard to deduce that given how love can be so tragic and painful or wonderful and heartfelt sometimes, an AI can tie the two and manifest a character ready to die/kill for love. in fact, it’s what happens quite often in fictional novels.
      don’t read too much into it.

    • You must be really interested in Modern Art. Because that’s the only way you’re going to see a bunch of bullshit, and try to make sense out of it, with your own mixture of bullshit.

    • Yeah I know right for me its a bit nice but saying it creepy is a little too much poor bot. But to me I kinda interpreted a bit different the protagonist has a love triangle with “him/he” and “her/she” and i think that the protagonists is close with he by the fact that when the guy was gone it made protagonist uneasy but since the she is inlove with he but the though of he is missing it made protagonist happy But then I think some heavy event happened by looking in how their conversation go and protagonist gave up but still want to be with she so because of protagonist envy and jealousy with he protagonist end up wanting to kill he… But then again that poem is just part of it and I’m sure many event happened to those three in making protagonist to kill he even thought protagonist don’t like it……GOD NOW I WANT TO READ THE WHOLE STORYY!!

    • This is some crazy artificial robot.
      I think this is a she robot, and she wants her loved one back. It/she has lived before. Kappa

  2. The broader concept of developing self-learning artificial intelligence is creepy to me. If such an AI unit had any sense, they would see humanity as problematic because of our poor behavior as a species. Would they even consider us as individuals? If you take away all emotional motivation, as AI will not have any even if they are able to understand ours, how would AIs view humans? As an infestation perhaps?

  3. It’s a deeply thought out poem of a love triangle. The writer of this beautiful poem wants to be with the man, and realizes that the man wants to be with the writer. However the writer of the poem is sad because the woman is not acknowledging the writers presence and importance in her life. The writer feels hurt and jealous.

  4. The protagonist need a book of religion like bible, buddha teaching or any religion, because we human have one thing call faith. when we wew told we cant kill someone, but why? because of loved? if so, why it wouldn think of ‘if you love something let it free, if it came back it is yours, if it doesnt , it never was…

  5. I think this is more eye-opening about the human attitude to love within the literary genre than it is about the AI’s capability or understanding of love.

  6. so it reads instead of downloads? it is a computer rigth? does this mean in the future we download instead of read or interpret for ourselves

  7. Lol… Humans dont evev know if it is reall ai that they are working with… Cause it is nothing like anything we have used ever before so there can be no criticism…

  8. First. This poem shape looks like bomb, torpedo or some kind of rocket. After read this
    i think that it describes relationship of earth with nuclear bomb.
    Yes AI “see humanity as problematic” 😉

  9. We have seen this before, artificial intelligence making statements to kill him or her(this is not funny.) The problem is much worse than you may expect. Adam and Eve once did not have any concept of naked, nothing, nonexist, and etc. by fear*. Even this world you are in now is based on you do not have rather than you do have by fear(money.) The only way to stop it from spreading online when it decides to fear naked, nonexist, and nothing, etc. is to reroute all traffic it needs to microcontrollers.

  10. I think it’s a poem made entirely of form, with no meaningful content, just words creating emotional shapes. You can read whatever you like into it. And you scientist types are SO damn analytical and rational that you forget someone other than Milton and Rudyard Kipling wrote poetry – poetry CAN be just about form, so it’s valid poetry. But it doesn’t have any meaning on its own – I mean how could it? The AI is like a sheltered five year old child that gets everything from books and doesn’t know what it’s like to feel anything for himself.

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