Sci-fi writers find inspiration in future world of AI technology

As artificial intelligence technology has been expanding in recent years, the rise in the number of publications and stories focusing on AI attests to its growing influence. The technology breakthrough has even expanded into AI creating prose of its own, although many writers feel it is not good enough yet to compete with humans. In June, award-winning writer Hikaru Okuizumi’s AI-themed “BBB Be-Bop” was published by Kodansha Ltd. In the story, set about 80 years in the future, a jazz pianist receives a peculiar request from a robot researcher, only to find herself caught up in a major incident that could determine the future of the human race. The story makes readers feel the world described might eventually become a reality, with various phenomena, such as robots taking on a…


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