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Very Artificial Poetry

Artificial intelligence and me

Verification of a nation

Facelift or paradigm shift

Strategy or elegy

Building the political legacy


Convoluted or convolutional

Confused, complicated or delusional

Pythagoras worship

A sinking ship


Number one or number no one

Gone, persisting or holding two

People lost in numbers three

For circles in the sand,

zero zero zero


Distracted or disrupted

Retracted or erupted

Economies of decline

Who will be the hero?


Cognitive development or learning

Machine yearnings or earnings

Watchtowers and hot showers

Transformation of society

Handless, hand-free

Deepfakes, faceless



NASA sweaters

Processing information

Bad weather

Dreaming of nature

Rejuvenated nostalgia

I wish I had a more novel narration

Than techlash — a rehash


If I was more semantic and less pedantic

With a newer model citizen

Release of human software to my hardware

Still with IKEA tableware

As if I knew where

Looking at the ‘made in

Made in Human

If I was made in human

Who would my nemesis be

If I was worn by you then

Ten times as believable

Rave reviews on Amazon

I am Alex you Alexa

Text to speech and speech to text

What should I say next

Should I be eating soufflé?
How do I even make real
Waiting for the buffé
Autocorrected to modernist
I wanted to say modernity
Flattered by how well you know
Afflicted by the way you predict

I feel so autocompleted

I cannot figure you out

If you are superhero or super-villain

Love how those two words are

Together when hero

Split when villain

Such a binary opposition

Good and evil

Technically correct

Human rights

Bright Lights

Neon rights



Resting on my lap

Caressing my Mac

I feel so Google Home

This is day 30 of #500daysofAI.

I do my best to keep it varied. So far it has been quite a ride and I will do my best to create a summary of all the days shortly. Mostly my writing has been articles, however I more recently started a podcast with interviews of researchers in the field of artificial intelligence. Just thought I would give you something special on this day 30, shake it up slightly.

Some have started suggesting I should get an algorithm to write my final article, what do you think?

I write a new article every day about artificial intelligence, so if you are interested in this topic please follow me here on Medium. I will likely post more articles than poetry though, so keep up, press that follow button and see what happens.

What is #500daysofAI?

I am challenging myself to write and think about the topic of artificial intelligence for the next 500 days with the #500daysofAI. It is a challenge I invented to keep myself thinking of this topic and share my thoughts.

This is inspired by the film 500 Days of Summer where the main character tries to figure out where a love affair went sour, and in doing so, rediscovers his true passions in life.

AI Policy and Ethics at Student at University of Copenhagen MSc in Social Data Science. All views are my own.

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