Artificial intelligence researcher Laura Caccia explores how code poetry is the new avant-garde. She describes how people around the world are creating poetry using source code and suggests that this mingling of beauty and functionality in language arises from a fundamental desire of humans to create and communicate. Since graduating from the University of Oxford with a degree in English Literature, Laura has been working for Oxford Insights, a consultancy that advises governments on their artificial intelligence policy. She sees technology as a human endeavour towards coherent communication, just like poetry, and is particularly interested in how these creative spheres will interact in the future. Laura spends her spare time coding, running, wild swimming and playing the harp. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

Laura Caccia

OPENx winner, AI researcher

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