They are some of the most well-known and loved poems in the world whose insightful sentiments have withstood the test of time over hundreds of years.
But now a student at the University of Glasgow has used a “Robot Burns” artificial intelligence (AI) poem generator programme to create almost “instant works” by Robert Burns, in honour of a fellow student, Chris, who took his own life on Burns Day, on 25 January 2016.
Perry Gibson, who is studying for a PhD in computing science, is donating all proceeds of his limited edition Robot Burns pamphlet to The Samaritans, the suicide prevention charity.
The Robot Burns pamphlet includes 20 works across a variety of subjects and is accompanied by illustrations by Alasdair Currie, co-founder of independent Scottish publisher Hooltet Publishing.
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