AI vs. Maya Angelou: Experimental Evidence That People Cannot Differentiate AI-Generated From Human-Written Poetry

Can we tell the difference between a machine-generated poem and a human-written one? Do we prefer one over the other? Researchers Nils Kobis and Luca D. Mossink examine these questions through two studies observing human behavioural reactions to a natural language generation algorithm, OpenAI’s Generative Pre-Training (GPT-2).