This #longRead from @TheNewYorker explores #AI predictive text technology and asks “Can a Machine Learn to Write?” – what’s most impressive: the text at the end of every section has been generated….

John Seabrook on how predictive-text technology could transform the future of the written word.

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WHY IT MATTERS: text generation technology has been around for quite some time and has been improving at exponential rate. The result: it is now possible to get very good sentence auto-complete, as evidenced by Gmail (try it). What is MIND BLOWING is that text prediction has now entered the real of machines that can write for us. Still limited but within those limits, quite impressive…

Farid Mheir