Last feedback question – final comments

Q6 – Please comment on anything else you noticed. (There was no Likart scale.) Summary All comments were positive and neutral in this final section. Four plagiarism comments and one fake news comment were also in here (and have been moved), showing it is useful to have a general question at the end to pick Continue Reading

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

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

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