What Yeats Has To Do With It

What do WB Yeats, a 20th century Irish poet, and 21st century techies have in common? Frances McCue points to their use of language to create something sleek and more beautiful than the sum of its parts. Coders aim to make programs that work elegantly, and move us towards the “technical singularity” — the point where machine learning trumps humans and takes over. Yeats, she says, is similar; using words, he leads us into a mystical world, making poems so profound that they take over and become alive. Read full article here

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