Introduction: Why Would You Want to Make a Scary Story With AI?
To be truthful, we were not entirely sure about that. We just started the project, but it soon became clear how much fun making AI-generated stories was. But when exactly did it become such an exciting project? First of all, the process is rather simple. You start by writing a few lines and then quickly get your hands on a computer program in order to turn them into shareable content. As it was just a small example, we did not want to go too far and make each line of our story long. We wanted people not to get bored and get interested in our story right away (which we got, but we still think that a short paragraph is better). In addition, a few lines without common sense and logic are just more interesting for the creation of AI-generated stories.
As we tried to explain, we took a small example to demonstrate how the whole process works. First of all, you have to have some text created by yourself or by using a random text generator. In our case, we used a text generator from Professor Birch’s laboratory at the Pokemon Technology University and created a story from it (you can read it here: http://distill.pub/2016/random ). After we had an idea what the story would be about and how it would end, we just wrote a few lines and were ready to upload them to the computer program, which was rather easy. Later on, you can see that an AI algorithm created a few sentences with different emotions, but at some point it seems like it stopped working. Although, it’s not entirely clear why that happened; the way AI algorithms develop their own strategy seems pretty random.
How AI is Revolutionizing the Publishing Industry
We have used Artificial Intelligence (AI) to create a book called “In a Dark, Dark Room and Other Scary Stories” and it’s available on Amazon. We wanted to use neural networks to see if we could use them to generate scary stories. In the process, we discovered that they can compose music, translate speech from one language into another, drive cars, and much more . . . AI is now starting to shape every aspect of our lives. We wanted to see how it could change the publishing industry and how we can use AI to improve our own creativity, so we created a program called the Madeline Project. In this interview, we’ll tell you more about our invention and whether it can help you write your next great book.
Sean B. Murray, Ph.D., is the founder and CEO of Madlib AI, which uses Artificial Intelligence to create stories and other content like music, speeches and patents. The company’s first major project was to create a book of horror stories composed with AI that was released in October 2016 on Amazon (see In a Dark, Dark Room and Other Scary Stories). The book was written by Murray and his co-founder, Alex Gurney. They hired a team of researchers to work on the project, including NYU computer scientist Joe Hellerstein and Richard Duda, the founder of Lyrebird, a company that uses AI to turn human speech into melodies. The book was inspired by “The New Yorker’s” famous fiction test given to prospective employees called “How do you get into The New Yorker?”
Google Is Using Artificial Intelligence to Write Books for the Blind
In 2015, Google announced the creation of a neural network that could write simple stories. The system has been trained using an existing corpus (a collection) of work. In other words, it can invent stories based on information that it has received through . . . input. However, unlike people, it does not have to bear the consequences of such choices: it is simply following the instructions of a program. If the story follows a dialogue between two characters, it will be laconic, if not, it will turn into a horror story. Even so, it is an incredible feat of programming.
The program works as a virtual novelist. The neural network takes in data, processes it and then produces interesting outputs. In the case of this project, the neural network is fed with text written by humans and regurgitates something that looks like a story but lacks the spiritual message of human writing.
Although Google’s artificial intelligence is still in its infancy, it has already generated some truly frightening stories. The most famous one is Google’s attempt to write a story based on the classic horror movie, “In a dark, dark room”, which it called “In a dark, dark wood”.
How to Write a Short Story With an AI Writing Assistant?
In the story, for example, a man and woman are together in the dark . . . The first thing that came to my mind was how I could create a cliché situation in order for the reader to quickly understand what we were trying to do. Once the story is written, we can apply our neural network in order for it to fill in the details and make a unique text.”
The two did this while they were at the University of California, Berkeley. Data is input, and then the neural network writes a story. By default, the system has certain biases based on data it has learned previously. But then the researchers tweaked it to be more inclusive. Arias said he hopes the work inspires others to build on his methodology in order for AI to write stories that are more diverse and inclusive of human perspectives.
The Ways in Which AI Has Made Life Easier for Writers & How It May Change the Way You Write in the Future
For me, it is even more exciting knowing how AI can improve our creativity and craftsmanship. I can now something about all the progress that we have made, but I would like to use these tools to invent new stories for my books. But there are many other aspects of creativity that have been revolutionized by the progress of AI. For example, I myself am an author, and I like to create characters by describing them with a few lines: how they look, what are their favorite books, what kind of things they like to do in their free time. I can now write all the details of my characters, so I can create many more interesting characters and take them on adventures in my books. Their names can be anything I want, once they are approved and created by AI. They can learn new languages or even grow and change over time. They can become poets and authors themselves without ever being told what to write about or how to write it. The AI-generated stories that I wrote can now be published as real books with beautiful cover art. I can add new chapters to the existing stories at any time, so they will never seem boring or repetitive. Finally, I am able to add many other types of stories to the mix and mix them together. Nothing is impossible now. (source: 2)