What it wrote will BLOW YOUR MIND and is also kind of scary...
It's no secret that robots, or Artificial Intelligence, is both exciting and worrisome.
While some praise A.I.'s ability to serve the human race and help create a better world, others, like Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking, have warned that A.I. will grow to destroy the human race.
Now, A.I. has just surpassed a goal that is drawing the attention of people from both sides of the fence. In Japan, a computer program wrote a creative novel, which was not only indistinguishable from human novels, but it even beat out other human contestants in the Hoshi Shinichi Literary Award.
The novel this program wrote is titled, “The Day A Computer Writes A Novel” and although it didn't win the entire competition it still did extremely well. To give you an idea of how far advanced A.I. has grown, this is an excerpt from that piece of writing;
“I writted with joy, which I experienced for the first time, and kept writing with excitement. 'The day a computer wrote a novel.' The computer, placing priority on the pursuit of its own joy, stopped working for humans.”
Although humans did help to enter random words into the equation and obviously create the awareness of a plot, this is still mind blowing because it is no different than human beings. We learn about information and then basically reshare it creatively. But still, it does not have a moral compass which most of do, and that is what makes this kind of scary.
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