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AI and haiku

Siri does haiku. Haiku is a very ancient form of Japanese poetry, based on a pattern of seventeen syllables over three lines of five, seven and five syllables. It is also the bane of introductory literature students unfamiliar with poetry (or syllables, or creative writing), as often they are required to start writing haiku with little or no background information.

But Siri can make that quite easy:

Siri can write haiku. It can even write haiku about haiku, as the last example demonstrates.
Siri can write haiku. It can even write haiku about haiku, as the last example demonstrates.

That last haiku, in fact, is an item of envy: wish I’d thought of that.

Digital scrapbook III

Darwin filing a “Proposed Impact Narrative” for a grant application:

http://departmentofomnishambles.tumblr.com/post/25293718496/charles-darwin

Texting not only kills, it murders:

http://gizmodo.com/382026/a-cellphones-missing-dot-kills-two-people-puts-three-more-in-jail

Visualizing writing success through killing off characters:

http://www.visualnews.com/2012/04/18/the-recipe-for-writing-success-kill-your-characters/?view=infographic

Pebble, the E-paper watch for an iPhone or Android,

http://getpebble.com/

Which begs the question: why the heck would an android need a watch? Do androids have appointments that can’t be satisfied by their built-in digital clocks?

Relative sizes of spacecraft:

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m4aodvO0gT1qa0fruo1_1280.png

The ethics of digital piracy:

http://thetrichordist.wordpress.com/2012/06/18/letter-to-emily-white-at-npr-all-songs-considered/

Bladerunner, in Aquarelle, Part I,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiPNMTKgn0Q

Science: It’s a Girl Thing!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g032MPrSjFA

Much prefer this version:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpgc_cvCsP4

Haiku:

http://twitpic.com/a0g017