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Automatic Book Writing

via @HMason in Twitter:


Basically, another chapter in the ‘artificial intelligence’ scare.

“The book-writing machine works simply, at least in principle. First, one feeds it a recipe for writing a particular genre of book – a tome about crossword puzzles, say, or a market outlook for products. Then hook the computer up to a big database full of info about crossword puzzles or market information. The computer uses the recipe to select data from the database and write and format it into book form.”


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  • Anonymous 11 February 2008, 9:10 pm

    Here is the youtube of the patent:

  • PurpleCar 12 February 2008, 8:23 am

    awesome link, thanks!

  • Tom Reeves 13 February 2008, 4:22 pm

    Yes. Writing is just that simple. I should give up. Maybe you should too 🙂 .. your blog’s awesome!

  • PurpleCar 13 February 2008, 4:32 pm

    yah man, don’t tempt me! I think of that every day. Don’t you?

  • Tom Reeves 13 February 2008, 4:40 pm

    I don’t just think about that, I write about. But that kind of defeats the purpose, so I guess I’m stuck writing after all. Please leave some words for those of us hard-of-thinking.