DEC 06, 2022 6:00 AM PST

Haiku Poetry Created by Artificial Intelligence

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In a recent study published in Computers in Human Behavior, a team of researchers from Japan compare human-made and artificial intelligence (AI)-generated haiku poetry in order to examine the similarities between the two styles. This study holds the potential to better understand how AI can mimic humans in a variety of ways as the technology continues to progress.

For the study, the researchers evaluated haiku that was made both with and without human involvement and was broken up into two tasks: evaluating items within the haiku, such as beauty, made by humans and AI separately; and figuring out which party created the haiku. In the end, the findings demonstrated the haiku beauty rating of the combined AI and human involvement was rated the highest, the haiku made by humans and the AI-generated haiku without human involvement were equal. Also, the evaluators noted AI-generated and human-made haiku were found to be indistinguishable from each other.

"It was interesting that the evaluators found it challenging to distinguish between the haiku penned by humans and those generated by AI," said Dr. Yoshiyuki Ueda, who is a senior lecturer at the Kyoto University Institute for the Future of Human and Society, and a co-author on the study. "In addition, a phenomenon called algorithm aversion was observed among our evaluators. They were supposed to be unbiased but instead became influenced by a kind of reverse psychology. In other words, they tended to unconsciously give lower scores to those they felt were AI-generated. Our results suggest that the ability of AI in the field of haiku creation has taken a leap forward, entering the realm of collaborating with humans to produce more creative works. Realizing the existence of algorithmic aversion will lead people to re-evaluate their appreciation of AI art."

Sources: Computers in Human Behavior

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