Artificial intelligence has made its way to literature
Last February, OpenAI, an artificial intelligence research group based in San Francisco, announced that it has been training an AI language model called GPT-2, and that it now “generates coherent paragraphs of text, achieves state-of-the-art performance on many language-modelling benchmarks, and performs rudimentary reading comprehension, machine translation, question answering, and summarisation – all without task-specific training”.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is disrupting the publishing world. I call it “the age of the high-tech writer,” because those who master these technologies are likely to succeed professionally and financially.
While sceptics may disagree with using AI in writing and publishing, it’s beneficial to writers and the publishing industry in many ways.
AI technologies can become our friend or foe. If you prefer to make them the former, master them well, so you can combine your strengths as a human writer with AI’s data-driven opportunities. Your “perfect” best-selling literary works are waiting to be written.