Poem: “Man Versus Machine”


Chess grandmasters

lost to IBM’s Deep Blue.


Elite Go players

surrendered to Google’s AlphaGo.


Can technology defeat

the best of us?


In my 2010 Corolla

– foot on the gas –

I recall Usain Bolt’s top speed:

44 km/h.


Ready when he is.


(Editor’s note: poet Shai Ben-Shalom, an Israeli-born biologist, writes for Blacklock’s each and every Sunday)

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