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, examines current events in the Blacklock’s tradition each and every Sunday)

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