A Brazilian writer has recently published a book of short stories that were written with the help of artificial intelligence. The book, titled “Os Contos de Anacrôn” , was written by Cláudio José de Santana who used AI to generate plot ideas and even entire paragraphs for some of the stories in the book.
The idea of using AI to assist with writing is not a new concept, but it is still considered to be in its early stages. However, in recent years, the technology has made significant progress in its ability to generate coherent and engaging content. This progress has led to the emergence of a new subfield of AI called “Computational Creativity,” which focuses on developing systems that can generate creative content, such as art, music, and writing.
Santana book is a notable example of how AI can be used to enhance the creative process. The author used an AI system called GPT-3, which was developed by OpenAI, to generate plot ideas and even entire paragraphs for some of the stories in the book. The system works by analyzing large amounts of text and using that analysis to generate new text that is similar in style and tone.
Despite the use of AI, Santana emphasizes that he still played a significant role in the writing process. He states that the AI system provided him with inspiration and ideas, but he still had to put in the effort to craft those ideas into well-written stories. In his own words, “The AI helped me a lot, but I still had to do a lot of the work.”
The stories in “Os Contos de Anacrôn” explore a range of themes and genres, including science fiction, horror, and romance. Santana use of AI allowed him to create unique and innovative storylines that may not have been possible without the help of the technology.
The use of AI in creative fields such as writing raises questions about the role of technology in the creative process. Some argue that AI has the potential to enhance creativity and lead to new forms of artistic expression, while others are concerned that it could lead to a homogenization of creative content and the loss of human creativity.
Despite these concerns, the use of AI in creative fields is likely to continue to grow in the coming years. As the technology continues to improve, it may become an increasingly valuable tool for artists and writers looking to enhance their work. “Os Contos de Anacrôn“, available at Amazon, is a notable example of how AI can be used to enhance the creative process. Santana use of an AI allowed him to generate plot ideas and even entire paragraphs for some of the stories in the book. The emergence of Computational Creativity as a subfield of AI is also likely to lead to new and innovative applications of the technology in the creative arts.