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Robocomposing

BY chin-chin yap

The emerging field of artificial creativity is producing computers that can make art.
But are humans ready to accept this? 

In June of this year, a computer program that simulates intelligent conversation, known as a chatbot, stirred up a media kerfuffle when it convinced 33 percent of human judges that it was a live human—more specifically, a 13-year-old Ukrainian boy. Some claimed that the chatbot, named Eugene Goostman, was the first computer program to have substantial success in the landmark Turing Test. This benchmark is named after the celebrated British

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