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Very Artificial Poetry #5

Most days of my project #500daysofAI I post articles that attempts to grapple with researchers, research articles, whitepapers and companies within the field of artificial intelligence. However I decided to make an effort to write poetry once in a while. This is that ‘once in a while’ day, and so I hope you enjoy this poem or that this short text makes you stop and think for a second. I would of course be happy to receive any sort of feedback if you feel inclined to give. Here we go.

Kill them with kindness
Cannot compute
What is false or truth
Less kindness or more
Shaken to the core
With parallel operations
Pulling in separate directions
Pull requests
I am ready

Steady as my shoulders vibrate
Feeling the pressure from my arms resting
The squares, one finger nestled on escape
It is finally running
User testing

A strategy was made and implemented
Based on heuristic feedback decisions
Visions that clashed, not fusion, but fission
Derision for incomplete derivations
Endless senseless creations
Frustrations sensations inflation
Temptation — a clock and glasses
As time inevitably passes
Screen time timeless waiting
Black numbers on grey next to a battery
I am depleting

Meetings with seating
Cushioned automation
A flicker of a smile in a suit of blue
Was it me or was it you?
True or untrue
False or truth
Young people in old rooms
Dreaming of innovation
AI for the nation
Preaching with eyes closed
Large buildings wide windows

Artefacts of artificial in natural exclamation
Is one man better than machinations of the mind
It is the non-human fallacy lost in comparative oceans
A false dichotomy has claimed hegemony
As true powers claim democracy
Speeches transcribed
Seek and hide
The tide

This is #500daysofAI and you are reading article 234. I am writing one new article about or related to artificial intelligence every day for 500 days. My current focus for 100 days 200–300 is national and international strategies for artificial intelligence.



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

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