Re: Jaron Lanier Got Up My Shnoz on AI

From: John Clark (
Date: Tue Jan 15 2002 - 11:28:24 MST

J. R. Molloy <> Wrote:

>google the phrase "computer generated poetry" to
>discover hundreds of instances of non-sentient creativity.

It's highly debatable that any of those programs are creative but
if you grant that they are then you would have to reason to believe
they were non-sentient. After all sentience is much easier to
achieve than creativity.

By the way, a computer generated poetry program is far easier
to make than a computer generated adventure story program,
people don't expect modern poetry to make any sense but they
demand more in a good thriller.

           John K Clark

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