Artificial Intelligence & Writing

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Can you imagine was it like to hear a synthesizer for the first time? To be one of the first musicians to make music with this technology that has changed the way we think about composition and sound?

Writers have a similar opportunity right now — to be among the first to experiment with remarkable advances in text generation and artificial intelligence.

I’ve been reporting on how you can use these new tools in your own writing. Here are some recent posts to check out…

Helping Kids Play with Artificial Intelligence

Instead of getting carried away by these digital currents, teachers, parents, and caregivers should show kids how to experiment with powerful tools like machine learning and neural networks.

We must raise kids who are capable of working alongside artificial intelligence in the workplace. The best workers of the future will be able to dictate, scribble, chat, and dream better with the help of technology.

How the Creator of AI Dungeon 2 Used GPT-2 To Create Neverending Adventure Games

Game creator Nick Walton released AI Dungeon 2, using the full 1.5B parameters version of OpenAI’s superpowerful GPT-2 language model to build an infinite text-based fantasy game.

How a Random Number Generator Can Set You Free

The Randonauts, a rapidly growing community of computer scientists, digital artists, and explorers, have found a way to escape the trap of our unwittingly predetermined lives.

With a quantum random number generator and some guidance from a bot, you can escape your prearranged paths and explore new possibilities.

Universal Basic Income & Other Gifts We Have To Imagine To Make Them Real

If we can’t imagine the gifts we wish to give to the world, then they will never exist. If we don’t have stories or poems to share about making radical changes in our lives, those changes will never happen.

How To Fine-Tune GPT-2 So You Can Generate Long-Form Creative Writing

If you want to use GPT-2 to generate long-form writing that incorporates your favorite themes, characters, settings, and writing styles, you’ll need to fine-tune the base model and do lots of reading.

I can show you how to do that — for free!

Is Netflix’s Cluster 290 the future of fandom?

Instead of single fandoms, Netflix divides its 125 million global viewers into “taste clusters” or “taste communities.” The streaming giant hasn’t revealed much about the content of these nearly 2,000 microcommunities.

How ‘The Haunting of Hill House’ Series Helps Some Cope with Family Trauma

“Damp sentimentality” doesn’t capture the show’s powerful effect for some survivors of family trauma. Some viewers see forced resolution in the show’s emotionally charged final episodes, but others found relief.

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