Can artificial intelligence write stories? How about a coffee story?
It’s weird to hear about AI writing stories, isn’t it? But it’s true, find out how
The artificial intelligence is powered by machine learning algorithms that absorb billions of data points from the internet, including story structure, story logic, and story writing. Based on instructions and tips, the AI can generate scenes, short stories, fanfiction, scenarios and novels.
GPT-3 is a natural language processor, which means it is trained to try to respond to any prompt given to it. His training data is basically the entirety of the internet, so given a prompt, like a few paragraphs of text, he’ll guess what’s next. These assumptions show that GPT-3 can actually write. He can write in all sorts of styles, often as convincingly as a real human author. Like a medium, he can even channel the dead.
AI writers take data and convert it into stories, without needing much human direction. AI writers take text, statistical or image data as input to create stories relevant to a target audience. Data comes in a variety of forms, such as pulled from the internet or typed into the “brief” section of some AI writers. Many AI writers analyze a specific author’s writing style to detect writing patterns. If enough data is provided, they can even learn to imitate voice and pitch to generate unique content for each author.
In this regard, Sprudge has discovered a scoop. A new website called Narrative Device will create a one-paragraph story with two themed entries that you give it. Narrative Device is the work of Rodolfo Ocampo, a Mexican-born doctoral student at the University of New South Wales in Australia, who explores “creative augmentation using AI and human-AI creative collaboration”, according to the website. Using text data from the internet, the AI has been “trained” to create an opening paragraph based on two inputs it receives. Ocampo’s idea is to see how humans can draw inspiration from stories from an AI-generated starting point.
So now AI can write stories about coffee?
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