The Bot or Not Web site, called a "Turing test for poetry," lets users guess whether poems have been penned by a human or an algorithm. It's not always easy.
A new PayPal service lets you order a custom-written poem for your paramour just in time for Valentine's Day. Crave writer Michael Franco tells you all about it in partial verse.
You don't have to be a poet for your words to make beats -- the Typedrummer site will translate. CNET'S Michael Franco talks to the man behind the code.
Commentary: A Google AI expert says computers capable of having relationships aren't far off, but the idea of machines with common sense has CNET's Eric Mack feeling disposable.
In Iceland recently, CNET's Eric Mack tracked down one of the world's most impressive geek politicians, Pirate Party leader Birgitta Jonsdottir.
Silicon Valley faces tough questions about how it treats women. But the problem isn't just for modern-day women -- it goes back at least 200 years.
A new social app is about the shared experience of creating something beautiful from the heart.
Appreciation: It's hard to be a stoic Vulcan when your favorite "Star Trek" actor leaves this galaxy forever. Bonnie Burton thanks Leonard Nimoy for inspiring us all to "live long and prosper."
The legendary actor who made being logical sound cool in his "Star Trek" role as Spock, beloved by generations of fans, died at his home in Los Angeles Friday.
At least one company says smartphones don't have to be rectangular slabs.