What emotions did people feel using the text generator?

After the experiments, Question 2 was “I felt emotional when the generated text appeared. Which emotions did you feel, please describe?” Summary Two thirds of people (64%) were emotionally involved in their text generation experiments. Many emotions were raised. A third (36%) professed no emotion, or indicated none but added a named feeling. Of the Continue Reading

Word processor with added text generator

After the experiments, Question 4 was “Do you think you would use this, or a similar feature, in an ideas editor or word processor? Extra features?” Summary Likart median score was 3, Neutral (actually, balanced). The data shows that this polarised opinion, with positive only slightly more than negative, and few neutrals. There were no Continue Reading

Did people enjoy using the text generator?

After the three experiments, people were first asked two related questions. Question 1 “Enjoyment (what was Most and Least enjoyable)”. Summary People most liked the stimulation of a responsive ideas generator, rather than expecting the system to actually write coherent relevant text. The ‘least interesting’ question produced more specific replies, and specific complaints about the Continue Reading

A Mountain of Pent Up Tears – children’s stories generated texts

Children’s stories – this is part of the classic literature series on this blog, experiments in hybrid fiction.  I turned out so fast, I barely looked back. (I turned to look, only to find the figure had gone.) What has gone before was the dark room. In the far left corner lay a pile of Continue Reading

Sentiment Analysis of Caption, News and Fiction text generation experiments

From: text generation editor research (UAL London 2020 see credits). What happens when writers use a computer text generator to write articles, giving them only an image prompt. Go to Index of AI research Sentiment Analysis The Study had three text generation and editing tasks, to make a Caption,  a News article, and a Fiction Continue Reading

Guess the original classics – Born Into Slavery

This is a game to see if you can identify the original story author in the generated text below. It has a new title: Born Into Slavery. The generated text is followed by the classic story which was used as the prompt for the computer generation. For technical details see end.   Born Into Slavery Continue Reading

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

This is a game to see if you can identify the original story author in the generated text below. It has a new title: The Distant Shout of the Great Storm. This is Episode1 of The Tower of Doom. Any horror/death related texts will be in the series. You have been warned. Although they are pretty 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