Why Artificial Intelligence Should Read and Write Stories

Image credit: Brian MatisStorytelling is an important part of how we, as humans, communicate and teach each other. We tell stories dozens of times a day: around the dinner table to share experiences; through fables to teach values; through journalism to communicate important events; and in entertainment movies, novels, and computer games for fun. Stories motivate people to learn which is why they form the backbone, too, of training scenarios and case studies at school or work.Despite the importance of storytelling as part of the human experience, computers still cannot create and tell novel stories, nor understand stories told by humans. When computers do tell stories, via an eBook or computer game, they simply regurgitate something written by a human. They do not partake in the culture we are immersed…


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