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Can people tell a computer-generated story from a human-authored one? How about a poem, or a playlist? Three new contests hope to find out. ImageZoo/Corbis hide caption

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Shall I Compare Thee To An Algorithm? Turing Test Gets A Creative Twist

Can a computer program craft passable prose — something readers can't distinguish from human-authored stuff? How about poetry, or dance mixes? New contests pose those challenges.

French rapper Abd Al Malik's film May Allah Bless France! tells the story of a teenager finding music and Islam. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'May Allah Bless France!' Tells The Story Of France's Hip-Hop Gatekeepers

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Workers for the Safe Streets violence interruption project including Gardnel Carter, center, talk with Baltimore residents in 2010. Kenneth K. Lam/MCT via Getty Images hide caption

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Crime Interrupts A Baltimore Doctor's Reform Efforts

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Can people tell a computer-generated story from a human-authored one? How about a poem, or a playlist? Three new contests hope to find out. ImageZoo/Corbis hide caption

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Shall I Compare Thee To An Algorithm? Turing Test Gets A Creative Twist

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Dr. Dre's album Compton, his first release in 16 years, came out today. Scott Council/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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After 16 Years, Dr. Dre Returns With 'Compton'

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