AI vs. human writers: I think, therefore iambic

It has been said that if you put 1,000 monkeys in a room with 1,000 typewriters, eventually they would produce “Hamlet,” or a newspaper column, for that matter. This has largely been disproved, since math tells us the amount of time required for said simians to produce anything close to resembling the works of the Bard is longer than the anticipated existence of the universe, much less this planet. That would never do. Editors get rather cranky when you miss deadline. There actually has been an experiment of sorts conducted to try and prove this theory. In 2003, researchers from the University of Plymouth, England, placed a computer in the monkey enclosure at their local zoo. The monkeys at first attempted to destroy the keyboard, then they urinated on it,…

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