[ExI] New tool to complete author's novel for them

William Flynn Wallace foozler83 at gmail.com
Wed Aug 25 18:06:35 UTC 2021

Perhaps the AI in charge of helping writers could just pay writers of
incomplete works what they think it's worth, and publish the book it
finishes.  So the initial creativity is human and the rest is AI.  Is this
the future?  Likely, I think.  Same thing could be done with music of any
kind.    bill w

On Wed, Aug 25, 2021 at 8:56 AM BillK via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> New tool could help authors bust writer's block in novel-length works
> Jessica Hallman    August 24, 2021
> <
> https://news.psu.edu/story/666920/2021/08/24/research/new-tool-could-help-authors-bust-writers-block-novel-length-works
> >
> Quotes:
> Authors experiencing writer’s block could soon have a new way to help
> develop the next section of their story.
> Researchers at the Penn State College of Information Sciences and
> Technology recently introduced a new technology that forecasts the
> future development of an ongoing written story. In their approach,
> researchers first characterize the narrative world using over 1,000
> different “semantic frames,” where each frame represents a cluster of
> concepts and related knowledge. A predictive algorithm then looks at
> the preceding story and predicts the semantic frames that might occur
> in the next 10, 100, or even 1,000 sentences in an ongoing story.
> ------
> Authors could use the tool by feeding a part of their already-written
> text into the system to generate a set of word clouds with suggested
> nouns, verbs and adjectives to inspire them when crafting the next
> part of their story.
> -------------------
> I suppose Hollywood could have a special version where the ending
> always involves explosions, gunfire and fisticuffs.  :)
> BillK
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