While Poem Portraits project by Google can create poetic lines weaved around a single word selection prevalent in 19th-century works of literature. Artist and designer Es Devlin designed the project, while Google’s resident creative technologist, Ross Goodwin, trained its algorithm how to wax poetic by reading a ton of 19th-century poets, more than 25 million words worth.
It doesn’t copy or rework existing phrases, but uses its training material to build a complex statistical model. As a result, the algorithm uses the training material to generate original phrases that are just emulating the style of what it’s been trained on. If you want, you can Skip this, and just get the poem text. After that, you can choose to save the portrait, redo, or even check out the collective poem. You can create your own and contribute to the evolving, collective poem
It’s the profoundly human way that we seek and find personal resonance in machine will do it for you. From today, you can use Google’s AI to create a unique poem portrait, donate a word of your choice and take a self-portrait. To create original selfie-poem artwork, users have to donate a word on the official page and take a selfie. The word donated by the user will be expanded into original lines of poetry by algorithm that been trained on millions of words of 19th-century literature.
According to designer Es Devlin, it works a bit like predictive text. AI project Poem Portraits, a web app takes a word of your suggestion and combines it with a selfie to create the eponymous poem portrait. It is basically an Instagram filter paired with a few lines of AI-generated poetry. Es Devlin, a famous artist and stage designer, collaborated with Google Arts and Culture Lab, and coder Ross Goodwin for the project. Writing a blog post, the poems can be “surprisingly poignant at times nonsensical”. To get started, visit Arts Experiments with Googleand tap ‘Begin’.
Well, here’s how this new AI art project works. The online collective artwork is a combination of poetry, design and Machine Learning (ML). The AI then provides a unique Poem Portrait of the face, illuminated by your original lines of poetry. Or you keep watching the wall of previously created poems scroll through the screen for as long as you like. The next step is a quick screen about how the system has been trained on over 20 million words of poetry from 19th-century poetry.
Devlin has put this little poem-making machine into a number of physical frameworks, including a lion statue in London’s Trafalgar Square and a photo booth for UK’s Serpentine Gallery.
The Web giant just unveiled a new AI to write an algorithm-generated personalized poem using new technology called Poem Portrait. To try it, head over to the Poem Portrait site, enter a word of your choice, snap an in – browser selfie, and voila!