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The Rise of Computer-Generated Fiction

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Derek Flynn

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A fascinating article from The Guardian on the rise of artificial intelligence writing fiction. One company claims that “Within five years we’ll have scripts written by AI that you would think are better than human writing.”

The article quotes the writer Roland Barthes who once claimed “it is language which speaks, not the author”.

[Barthes argued] that a text is not a “line of words … releasing a single … meaning (the ‘message’ of the Author-God)”, but instead a “tissue of citations, resulting from the thousand sources of culture” … “The writer can only imitate a gesture forever anterior, never original.”

You can read the entire article here

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