Poet on the Shore Netexplo 100 2018

Poet on the Shore
Robots get started on poetry
Poet on the Shore is an artificially intelligent autonomous robot created by Chinese designer Yuxi Liu. Roaming on the beach, the robot is supposed to translate its perception of its surrounding environment into short-lived poetry verses it imprints into the sand. Yuxi Liu’s idea behind this creative, autonomous robot is to challenge the fact that “we take for granted that machines are merely tools that serve human interaction”.

Beyond what seems a gratuitous event, this initiative questions the creativity of digital intelligences, their autonomy and even the essence of their existence. It also challenges what makes our singularity as human beings.
The score is 3