Artificial intelligence has certainly improved by leaps and bounds over the years, where machine learning has been implemented to help out humanity including the possibility of discovering a potential cure for HIV. It looks like there are other avenues to take advantage of machine learning such as the realm of arts. MIT PhD student J. Nathan Matias has decided to take the popular machine-learning Android app known as Swiftkey to have it play with several of the Bard’s (that’s Shakespeare for you) more famous words, resulting in a bunch of sonnets that might just melt the heart of the party you’re trying to impress.
Just a little bit of background information here – Swiftkey happens to be an Android input app which will rely on an algorithm so that it can predict the kind of word which you would like to type next, having the ability of being rather uncanny in its accuracy once it gets to know your writing patterns and behaviors. The result of Matias’ interest? Swift-speare, where you will deal with a touchscreen interface to create poetry. Behold, a sample of Swift-speare’s work!
When I in dreams behold thy fairest shade
Whose shade in dreams doth wake the sleeping morn
The daytime shadow of my love betray’d
Lends hideous night to dreaming’s faded form
Were painted frowns to gild mere false rebuff
Then shoulds’t my heart be patient as the sands
For nature’s smile is ornament enough
When thy gold lips unloose their drooping bands
As clouds occlude the globe’s enshrouded fears
Which can by no astron’my be assail’d
Thus, thyne appearance tears in atmospheres
No fond perceptions nor no gaze unveils
Disperse the clouds which banish light from thee
For no tears be true, until we truly see