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Friday, November 08, 2019

On the State of AI Writing

Good considerable piece on efforts underway to allow AI's to write.   Its being done, but still not so well.   Should writers worry?  They can now relate based on data, but can they tell a good story?  Will automating writing decrease the voices we hear?   To those that have the better AI for their narrative?

A Story Told by a Machine
The Circuitous Path to AI Writing    By Dirk Knemeyer and Jonathan Follett

You may not be aware of it, but AI is already writing stories that you’ve probably read. For years, stock blurbs have been written by machines. More recently, minor league sports game summaries have been as well. Are feature-length stories and novels next? At the University of California Santa Cruz, AI researcher Snigdha Chaturvedi and her team are devising the Natural Language Processing building blocks that will someday enable machines to tell long form narrative stories. While at present the technology is impressive, it remains a long way away from that goal. Through their research we can begin to better understand how natural language generation technology will become part of our lives.  .... " 

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