robots using devices

I recently read an article in The Week magazine (not available on the web, but it was adapted from a longer article from The Verge) about a woman who uses an AI program to help her write novels, which she then sells online. She does not use the AI program exclusively. Instead, she feeds information into the AI program, reads what it spits out, and then modifies that accordingly. She sometimes feels more like an editor or curator than a writer.

How would you feel about reading a book written partially by an AI machine? Does it make you queasy, or not?

Certainly this changes the relationship between writer and reader.

Also—the article implies that the AI machine cannot be as creative as a human. It is only able to spit out new storylines based on old storylines. So if you want to read a truly creative book, you have to find one written by a human.

At least for now.

Who do you think wrote this blog post?