Japanese AI Writes Short Story, Makes It To Finals Of Literary Competition

A story written by a Japanese artificial intelligence program made it to the finals of Japan’s major literary competition for the Hoshi Shinichi Literary Award. By Tyler MacDonald | Mar 25, 2016 04:41 PM EDT A story written by a Japanese artificial intelligence program made it to the finals of Japan’s major literary competition for the Hoshi Shinichi Literary Award. (Photo : Getty Images) The fear of robots taking over human jobs seems to fester exclusively in simple, repetitive jobs, but now those in creative sectors might have something to worry about. A team of researchers from Japan’s Future University Hakodate has developed an artificial intelligence program that wrote a short novel, which was recently named a finalist in a major literary competition for the Hoshi Shinichi Literary Award. Although…


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