AI is starting to write and some of the copy reads quite well. Other writing is garbage. What’s the capability and limitation of writing by AI? Will AI ever write a novel that wins the Nobel Prize for Literature? Robert J. Marks and Dr. Selmer Bringsjord discuss creativity, artificial intelligence, and writing.
- 00:37 | Introducing Selmer Bringsjord, Professor — Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
- 01:15 | Will AI ever write creative prose?
- 04:33 | The need for characters
- 06:14 | The mechanics of writing and Proust
- 08:04 | The complexity of language
- 11:34 | AI and financial reports
- 14:29 | Sports reporting
- 17:40 | Paper generators (Sci-Gen, MathGen)
- 18:42 | Recognizing AI generated content
- Selmer Bringsjord’s website
- Bringsjord, Selmer, and David Ferrucci. Artificial Intelligence and Literary Creativity: Inside the Mind of BRUTUS, a Storytelling Machine. Psychology Press, 1999.
- Bringsjord, Selmer. What Robots Can and Can’t Be. Vol. 12. Springer Science & Business Media, 2013.
- Marcel Proust at Wikipedia
- Ex Machina at IMDB
- “Artificial Intelligence Can Now Write Amazing Content — What Does That Mean For Humans?” at Forbes
- “What News-Writing Bots Mean for the Future of Journalism” at WIRED
- “The First Novel Written by AI Is Here—and It’s as Weird as You’d Expect It to Be” at SingularityHub
- Generate a random Computer Science paper using SCIGen
- Generate a random Math paper using MathGen
- “Belletristic” definition at Dictionary.com