Welcome to Writing Tip Wednesdays, where I post (you guessed it) tips on writing every Wednesday at 5:00 PM ET. This week’s topic:
Maybe you haven’t heard, but there are people out there writing books now. And by people, I mean robots. And by robots, I mean A.I.
The future is here, folks. Artificial intelligence programs are writing short novels which are being entered into contests, like the Hoshi Shinichi Literary Award, which relatively recently opened up its metaphorical doors to non-human contestants. (Read more from this article: A Japanese AI program just wrote a short novel, and it almost won a literary prize by Chloe Olewitz.)
With things such as artificial intelligence programs competing, and competing successfully, with humans in the artistic field of writing, how can one ever hope to keep up? Aren’t computers just better than us?