Leveraging some recent advances in natural language processing, for Burns Night 2020 I recently generated poems in the style of Scotland’s National Bard.

I collaborated with Scottish illustrator, Alasdair Currie, who has provided their design magic.

We’re selling a pamphlet of some of the system’s output at robotburns.com, for £10+P&P. All proceeds go to Samaritans.

We were featured in newspaper articles, including The Scotsman, Digit News, and The Glasgow Times.

I also had my first appearance on live TV, with a quick segment on EuroNews. With that, I think I focused too much on technical details, and missed the narrative thrust, aspects of communication which I hope to continue working on during my PhD.

Update Robot Burns was featured in a blogpost in SC21 conference website, see more info here!