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An Artificial Intelligence Talking about Books

This video is my AI code talking about books: reading them, and blogging about them. The source phrases were taken from RSS feeds on 9 WordPress blogs – these are listed with links below. The talk is actually a test … Continue reading

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Baudrillard, Machines, Creativity, and Sameness

Am I a man or a machine? There is no ambiguity in the traditional relationship between man and machine: the worker is always, in a way, a stranger to the machine he operates, and alienated by it. But at least … Continue reading

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Gallery of Books for Programmers of Computer-Generated Texts

You may or may not know that behind the scenes of this blog, as well as reading, there’s a lot of writing going on, in a sense. I’ve previously posted on generating text to edit into books. There aren’t any … Continue reading

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Writing Literature with Artificial Intelligence: Inhuman Humans

Ahead of Channel 4 screening the second series of its drama about synthetic people, Humans, I thought it timely to say a few words about writing with artificial intelligence, something that regular visitors here will know I practice. What I … Continue reading

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Digested Read: Understanding Hacking with Dr K

Hackers are harmless. Nobody properly understands what hacking is. The media put it about that hacking is all evil stuff and stuff like that. So what IS hacking? If only people knew what it was then they’d understand. Hacking is … Continue reading

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7 Ways to up Your Zeitgeist Factor with a Dash of Douglas Coupland

Anyone writing a novel in which ‘contemporary culture’ is central might wonder how to cram in the zeitgeist. One way is to appropriate some ideas from Douglas Coupland. The following points will help any novelist who’s striving to be iconic, … Continue reading

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