This website is a Turing test for poetry. You, the judge, have to guess whether the poem you’re reading is written by a human or by a computer.

What is a Turing test?

In 1950, Alan Turing devised the Turing test as a way of verifying machine intelligence.

The Turing test is a proposed a situation in which a human judge talks to both a computer and a human through a computer terminal. The judge cannot see the computer or the human, but can ask them questions via the computer. Based on the answers alone, the human judge has to determine which is which.

If you’re curious as to what constitutes a human poem, and what constitutes a computer poem, go to the submit page for the criteria or the what is computer poetry page for examples.

Bot or not

Bot or not is a collaboration between @scarschwartz and @benjaminlaird.