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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.

The Illusionist, film score for orchestra [A Shout From The Crowd] Czech Film Orchestra And Choir, Michael Riesman (conductor)
Mystery Miles Davis
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Swimming Song Kate & Anna McGarrigle
Revelation Joe Satriani

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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Down South Camp Meeting Svend Asmussen, Jacob Fischer et. al.

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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Post Humous Morcheeba
Elmer's Revenge Steve Kimock
North American Raga (The Plumstar) Robbie Basho
Memory Hole Bobby Previte
Lionheart Emancipator

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

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Truth Seekin' Clutchy Hopkins
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After 16 Years, Dr. Dre Returns With 'Compton'

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Rêve Pour Louis Brad Shepik

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