Google is always sponsoring weird and innovative Artificial intelligence projects. Google lastest AI project is named as PoemPotrait, the web app takes your choice and suggestion and combines it with a selfie to create the eponymous poem portrait. Generally, it is an Instagram filter coupled with a few lines of AI-generated poetry.
PoemProtrait is formed after teaming up with artist and designer Es Devlin and Ross Goodwin from the Google Arts & Culture Lab. Goodwin tested the algorithms at the center of Poemportraits by having it read more than 25 million words from 19th-century poems. At this point, human users come in by heading over to the PoemPotraits site, you can donate a word to the project and can then experience an AI generated poem in that 19th-century style because AI was trained on that algorithm.
“It works a bit like predictive text: it doesn’t copy or rework existing phrases, but uses its training material to build a complex statistical model. As a result, the algorithm generates original phrases emulating the style of what it’s been trained on,” Devlin writes.
This web app is basically a digital photo booth, and as Devlin wrote in his blog post, the poems it produces can be “surprisingly poignant, and at other times nonsensical.”
You can even snap a selfie and have a new poem created underneath the image, from there the project’s name is originated. As we are talking about the computational algorithms the results are going to be 100% or 10%. For example, if you write the word ‘Summer’ the verse generated by the Google latest AI project would be “Our summer sky, heaven on the mountainside, This twilight is not more than any other existence.”
In simple words, whatever you write comes back to you either a masterpiece or simply a nonsense verse which makes no sense at all, but to all the poetry lovers you have to determine this yourself. To use this app, you have to visit PoemPotraits site and follow the instructions. Tap on the begin button and then enter the word in a dialogue box, once you click on Donate you will get informed that AI is working and creating a piece for you, after that you will click on ‘Continue.’ You could upload a selfie or just skip this step and get your poetry.