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The development of artificial intelligence software that can write haiku based just on images is underway, with researchers hoping the project will improve how technology understands human emotion.

A team of researchers and software developers led by Hidenori Kawamura, a 44-year-old professor at Hokkaido University’s graduate school, is aiming to create AI that can analyze a vast amount of poetry to generate a haiku written about a subject or scene.

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