Can a Machine Learn to Write for The New Yorker? | The New Yorker


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John Seabrook, "Where will predictive text take us?"

At the end of every section in this article, you can read the text that an artificial intelligence predicted would come next.
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I glanced down at my left thumb, still resting on the Tab key. What have I done? Had my computer become my co-writer? That’s one small step forward for artificial intelligence, but was it also one step backward for my own? via Pocket
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The Next Word
Where will predictive text take us?
Text by John Seabrook

The New Yorker, issue of October 14, 2019

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John Seabrook on how predictive-text technology could transform the future of the written word.
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14 days ago by zachwise
In February, OpenAI, an artificial-intelligence company, announced that the release of the full version of its A.I. writer, called GPT-2—a kind of supercharged version of Smart Compose—would be delayed, because the machine was too good at writing. The announcement struck critics as a grandiose publicity stunt (on Twitter, the insults flew), but it was in keeping with the company’s somewhat paradoxical mission, which is both to advance research in artificial intelligence as rapidly as possible and to prepare for the potential threat posed by superintelligent machines that haven’t been taught to “love humanity,” as Greg Brockman, OpenAI’s chief technology officer, put it to me.
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14 days ago by NightOwlCity
AI and writing / communicating.
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RT lunamoth : Can a Machine Learn to Write for The New Yorker? | The New Yorker http://bit.ly/2Vsxfyu AI 문서 작성 관련 기사에서 각 단락별로 AI 가 작성한 예상 텍스트 넣었군요. 이거 아이디어 괜찮네요 October 08, 2019 at 08:40PM http://twitter.com/lunamoth/status/1181534882847019009
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I glanced down at my left thumb, still resting on the Tab key. What have I done? Had my computer become my co-writer? That’s one small step forward for artificial intelligence, but was it also one step backward for my own? via Pocket
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15 days ago by domingogallardo
Il New Yorker si chiede, in modo mediamente serio, se e quando una Intelligenza Artificiale sarà in grado di diventare un "giornalista" in staff. Con molte interessanti considerazioni.
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15 days ago by mgpf
John Seabrook:
<p>For several days, I had been trying to ignore the suggestions made by Smart Compose, a feature that Google introduced, in May, 2018, to the one and a half billion people who use Gmail—roughly a fifth of the human population. Smart Compose suggests endings to your sentences as you type them. Based on the words you’ve written, and on the words that millions of Gmail users followed those words with, “predictive text” guesses where your thoughts are likely to go and, to save you time, wraps up the sentence for you, appending the A.I.’s suggestion, in gray letters, to the words you’ve just produced. Hit Tab, and you’ve saved yourself as many as twenty keystrokes—and, in my case, composed a sentence with an A.I. for the first time.

Paul Lambert, who oversees Smart Compose for Google, told me that the idea for the product came in part from the writing of code—the language that software engineers use to program computers. Code contains long strings of identical sequences, so engineers rely on shortcuts, which they call “code completers.” Google thought that a similar technology could reduce the time spent writing e-mails for business users of its G Suite software, although it made the product available to the general public, too. A quarter of the average office worker’s day is now taken up with e-mail, according to a study by McKinsey. Smart Compose saves users altogether two billion keystrokes a week.</p>


Long, but entertaining - and includes segments where the AI suggests the content. It's pretty good. Worryingly good.
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16 days ago by charlesarthur
I glanced down at my left thumb, still resting on the Tab key. What have I done? Had my computer become my co-writer? That’s one small step forward for artificial intelligence, but was it also one step backward for my own? via Pocket
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16 days ago by k2theiely