Guess the original literature classics – The Distant Shout of the Great Storm

Can you identify the original story author used to prompt (start off) the generated text below? The title is also generated. After, please visit Episode 2: The Bloody Tale. The generated text is followed by the classic story which was used as the prompt for the computer generation. For technical details see end Notes. Character Continue Reading

Fake News – what do real writers think about it? AI research

I examined in August 2020 research (UAL London see credits) what happens when writers use a computer text generator to write articles, giving them only an image prompt. There is a summary of the Study in the Index. Go to Index of AI research Fake News – (or ‘fake news’) what do real writers think Continue Reading

Festival UK 2020 for Creative Computing Institute University Arts London

There’s just been an announcement about the exciting #FestivalUK2022. Professor Grierson (my research director) is part of this, with Creative Computing Institute, CCI UAL. 30 creative teams have been selected to take part in the forthcoming festival of creativity in the R&D Project phase. #STEAM – science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics. More news on as Continue Reading

Micro Arts in the Computer Arts Society – launch today

Celebrating 36 years of my computer art organisation, the art and texts are the first entry in the new Computer Arts Archive part of the Computer Arts Society CAS British Computer Society BCS. There was a launch event as part of EVA London 2020. NEWS: Today: Micro Arts ground-breaking work on Computer Arts Archive (BCS) Continue Reading

Stats explanation – boxplots

BOXPLOTS or ‘box-and-whisker’ plots Go to Index of AI research I will try to explain what the boxplot, a visual summary, or graphic visualisation of data, means by showing actual data. Occupation vs TentativeThis plots data for Occupation (eg, Other, Student, Scribbler, etc) against Sentiment scores for the emotion Tentative (using text analysis of their Continue Reading

Writing occupation and emotions in text generation

In August 2020 research (UAL, see credits) I examined what would happen if and when writers use a computer text generator to write articles, giving them only an image prompt. The idea was to only use professional or serious amateur writers. Go to Index of AI research Joy, Fear, Anger, Sadness – emotion charts are Continue Reading

Computer-Human Hybrid AI Writing and Creative Ethics

Introduction This blog is about my 2020 research into computer text generation and the effects on professional ands amateur writers. I am working on this topic at the University of the Arts London (UAL CCI, Dir. Mick Grierson). No-one has asked creatives or writers what they think of the new ‘AI’ systems that generate readable Continue Reading