Will robots automate writing?

Artificial intelligence is one step closer to taking the place of human writers with a new program from Georgia Tech. 

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Robot writers: If you think robots that replace human writers aren’t far off, you now have more support for that theory. Researchers at Georgia Tech have developed a program called Scheherazade that reads, then writes choose-your-own-adventure fiction.

If you’re following the trend, you know that artificial intelligence has been used to write basic news briefs for a couple of years now. But creating fiction and telling stories with nearly proper structure is something new.

At the moment, the researchers are paying people to write the stories Scheherazade is learning from using simple sentence structures. But eventually, the bot might develop to the point where it can read complex human novels, and remix them into interactive stories.

How writing is like Dungeons & Dragons: Telling a good story, it turns out, is as useful in Dungeons & Dragons as it is in writing.

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