• Google’s AI taps into the minds of the great poets

    Credit: CC0 Public Domain “I need about one hundred fifty drafts of a poem to get it right, and fifty more to make it sound spontaneous.” So said the 1966 U.S. Poet Laureate James Dickey. One could only imagine how Dickey would react today if he had Google’s latest AI project Verse by Verse by his side. He could whip out 150 drafts in minutes with 150 mere clicks of a key, and with those 50 additional clicks, sculpt his initial passages into the grandest styles of any of dozens of his literary peers. For all aspiring great poets today—and for all those whose poems simply suck—there is help. Verse…