These days, you can’t go more than a few minutes talking with a group of authors before artificial intelligence, or AI comes up in one form or another.
With Open AI basically offering ChatGPT for free to the public and programs like Sudowrite emerging and getting smarter all the time, the question becomes: are we training our replacements? Are we?
I, for one, think the answer is no, or at least that is a bit far off. A computer puts together things logically, following patterns, but it does not understand emotion and theme. It can produce a story, and even sometimes a good one, but one that is flat, trope filled, and without emotion.
Humans connect with humans, and that is what story is all about. Yes, when AI become sentient and figures that out, things might be different.
But of course, my opinion is not the only one that counts. If it was, there would be a lot more dogs in the world, fewer people, and way more popular variations on a White Russian, or as I like to call them, a caucasian.
But the world of AI might look different as well, and I want to hear from you. Not just for my information, but so that I write an article I have been assigned (and probably several more) on the topic.
Call it a series of articles, maybe even some live interviews. Because writers have opinions, man. And this is important stuff. So take the survey below (please) and let me and the world know what you think.
Troy is a freelance writer, author, and blogger who lives, works, and plays in Boise, Idaho with the love of his life and three very talented dogs.
Passionate about writing dark psychological thrillers, he is an avid cyclist, skier, hiker, all-around outdoorsman, and a terrible beginning golfer.