Microsoft Research ran a limerick competition at their stand at AAAI-20 in New York, February 2020. The task was to write an AI related limerick. I decided to write a few and was pleased that one of them was chosen as winner (the first of those below). Enjoy!
Copyright © Anthony Cohn, February 2020.
A limerick concerning AI? I’d like to give that a try. Is it still something that, we’re much better at, than robots endowed with AI? If you think deep learning’s the solution to achieve a machine revolution, then check it’s explainable with few samples trainable. For else it’s all a delusion. Make AI a force for the good! So look what’s under the hood. Is it ethically fair? And human aware? With reasoning that’s well understood. Is symbolic AI nearly dead given deep learning’s got all the street cred? But can we combine and both intertwine? For each have their merits it’s said. Autonomous vehicles are here. We are told they're nothing to fear. For millions of miles trained in virtual trials here’s hoping they’ve learned how to steer! Alan Turing envisaged a machine as intelligent as any human being. But despite 70 years and further pioneers the challenge was much greater than forseen.