Can you tell who wrote these poems? Human or AI

Human an AI

Over the years AI became smarter than expected, few months ago it defeated the best GO player in the Chinese board game. Now, AI algorithms have taken on the role of poet through PoetiX, a competition arranged by the Neukom Institute for Computational Science at Dartmouth College.

The competition tasked programmers to create software that can write a sonnet based on a single noun or noun phrase prompt. The best of these algorithms were then entered into the PoetiX Turing Test, which pitted them against human poets, and asked a panel of judges to determine which of the sonnets were written by man and which we written by a machine.

Based on reports NPR’s All Tech Considered, the judges could pinpoint the software-written sonnets, now what about you? can you differentiate the poem written by AI and that written by human? Only one of the sonnets below was written by an algorithm, try to figure out which, also you can find the answer below.

Sonnet #1

A green nub pushes up from moist, dark soil.

Three weeks without stirring, now without strife

From the unknown depths of a thumbpot life

In patient rhythm slides forth without turmoil,

A tiny green thing poking through its sheath.

Shall I see the world? Yes, it is bright.

Silent and slow it stretches for the light

And opens, uncurling, above and beneath.

The sun warms it and with a little time

Another slight leaf joins its neighbor,

They crown slowly and birth without labor

Feeding on the air’s breath like a rhyme.

How can we know with body and with brain,

The force that makes the earth suck up the rain.

Sonnet #2

The dirty rusty wooden dresser drawer.

A couple million people wearing drawers,

Or looking through a lonely oven door,

Flowers covered under marble floors.

And lying sleeping on an open bed.

And I remember having started tripping,

Or any angel hanging overhead,

Without another cup of coffee dripping.

Surrounded by a pretty little sergeant,

Another morning at an early crawl.

And from the other side of my apartment,

An empty room behind the inner wall.

A thousand pictures on the kitchen floor,

Talked about a hundred years or more.

Sonnet #3

And what if from distress comes something fine,

And following this dress-rehearsal pain

Gives way to Joy, mistress of ardor, art,

And love, who sure this mess would straighten out?

For Joy has no illusions of a break;

She brooks many ill fusions of extremes,

And shares her light ’till few suns could compete;

Her binding love makes twos ones and keeps peace.

So best not make a strumpet of this Joy,

Assert that she pays some debt with her smile,

Or name to her a numb set of stale sparks;

She never has succumbed yet, bless her heart.

Her love is full and indiscriminate

And even so you’ll find no sin in it.

So? what was your guess? Number one and three were written by human so if you guessed them you are wrong. Number one was written by a human named Ivy Schweitzer and number three was written by a human named Kurtis Hessel. The second, however was written by an algorithm programmed by Marjan Ghazvininejad, Xing Shi, Yejin Choi, and Kevin Knight from the University of Southern California Information Sciences Institute. Where you able to figure out which was human and that which was written by AI? let us know in comments.


Artificial intelligence (AI) is the intelligence exhibited by machines. In computer science, an ideal “intelligent” machine is a flexible rational agent that perceives its environment and takes actions that maximize its chance of success at an arbitrary goal. Colloquially, the term “artificial intelligence” is likely to be applied when a machine uses cutting-edge techniques to competently perform or mimic “cognitive” functions that we intuitively associate with human minds, such as “learning” and “problem solving”. Modern examples of AI include computers that can beat professional players at Chess and Go, and self-driving cars that navigate crowded city streets.