[Humanist] 29.157 a Turing Test of creativity
Humanist Discussion Group
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Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 29, No. 157.
Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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Date: Thu, 9 Jul 2015 17:52:29 -0400
From: allen.riddell at dartmouth.edu
Subject: Turing tests in creativity (short story, sonnet, and music competition)
The Neukom Institute at Dartmouth College is sponsoring a competition
designed to encourage the composition of software that generates
creative works (e.g., short stories, sonnets, and music):
The Neukom Institute for Computational Science at Dartmouth College is
pleased to announce the first annual Neukom Institute Prizes in
Computational Arts. These competitions aim to inspire innovations in
computational methods that generate artistic products, such as
literary, musical, and visual art.
- The "DigiLit" prize competition encourages the creation of algorithms
able to produce a "human-level" short story of the kind that might be
intended for a short story collection produced in a well-regarded MfA
program or a piece for The New Yorker. The prize seeks to reward
algorithms that could, for example, write stories for a creative
writing class in which students are asked to submit a new short story
- PoetiX is a completion in computer-generated sonnet writing. While,
there are many forms of sonnet, for the purposes of the prize we are
considering only 'traditional' sonnets: fourteen line poems, in iambic
pentameter, in either 'Shakesperean' or 'Petrarchan' form. The former
is further characterized by an âabab cdcd efef ggâ rhyme scheme, and
the latter as an octet of rhyme scheme âabba abbaâ followed by a
sestet with no fixed form.
- "AlgoRhythms" "AlgoRhythms" is a dance music Turing test for live
DJ-ing, co-sponsored with Dartmouth College's Program in Digital
Musics. We will find out whether we can tell the difference between
humans and machines when it comes to selecting the music we want to
hear and move to.
Submission deadline TBA (likely late 2015).
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