“This is not a race against the machines. If we race against them, we lose. This is a race with the machines. You’ll be paid in the future based on how well you work with robots … It is inevitable. Let the robots take our jobs, and let them help us dream up new work that matters.” Kevin Kelly, The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future
Artificial Intelligence is moving into the realm of writing with natural language generation tools, as discussed in my book, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and Virtual Worlds: The Impact of Converging Technologies on Authors and the Publishing Industry.
You can read/listen to the chapter on Writing in an Age of Artificial Intelligence here. This list includes companies, tools and services that offer Natural Language Generation (NLG) powered by Artificial Intelligence across various industries, from journalism to content/article writing, marketing, and creative writing.
Some of these tools are enterprise-level at premium prices, and others are free and experimental. [I have not used most of these services, so these are not recommendations, merely a place to start for your own investigation.]
Creative Writing — Novels, Poetry, Non-fiction, Articles
Open AI GPT-3 – in closed beta as of Jan 2021. You can apply to join the waitlist. Examples of GPT-3 writing output at Gwern Branwen's site. Many of the tools below use the GPT-3 engine.
Sudowrite – in beta as of May 2021. Focuses on fiction. [I'm playing with this and it is fascinating!]
Shortly.ai – AI writing assistant. Generates text for articles and for novels.
Inferkit – Text generation interface that also allows custom generator setup
AIArtists.org Resource page – creative tools for all kinds of artistic projects in collaboration with AI
Bored Humans Poetry Generator – and lots of other applications e.g. story generator, quote generator
List of poem generators and examples
AI Dungeon — Gaming style story generation
AIChannels – messaging app research tool for chatting with AI in different channels e.g. Writermatic, Wells & Verne
LitRPG Adventures – Advanced tabletop RPG generators and content library for character backstories, magic items, taverns, and more. (By Paul Bellow, Interview with him on the AI-Augmented Writer here).
Journalism and content creation for businesses
United Robots – For sports, stock market, weather, traffic, real estate, business updates.
RADAR – Reporters and Data and Robots.
Automated Insights – Turn your data into clear natural language. Creator of Wordsmith, a self-service natural language generation program.
Yseop – Focused on the financial and pharmaceutical industries.
Arria – “the world's most advanced, configurable, self-use NLG authoring platform
Narrative Science – Quill. Data storytelling.
Demain.ai – French natural language generation
AX Semantics – Generate content in 110 languages
Phrazor – Writes stories from data
TextEngine – self-service platform for NLG
Marketing/ Advertising Copy
Phrasee.co – AI-powered copywriting. Travel, retail, telecom, media, tech, financial services
Keywee.co – AI for effective marketing language
Persado – AI-driven creative in 25 languages
Narrativa – marketing copy
Copysmith – Turn keywords into copy that converts
Copy.ai – AI-generated marketing copy
Frase – accelerate growth with answers
Snazzy – AI-powered content creation
Peppertype.ai – Your AI virtual content assistant
Deepstory – AI scriptwriting (Scriptbook)
Other tools for writers powered by Artificial Intelligence
ProWritingAid – My favorite tool for self-editing my books. Specifically allows you to work within Scrivener, saving a lot of time in copying and pasting. Click here for my tutorial on how to use ProWritingAid.
Fixional – Editorial tool that evaluates and edits manuscripts
Authors.ai – Uses an AI engine to compare your book to others in the genre and offers a report on ways to improve it
Othersideai – Generates emails based on a selection of words (uses GPT-3)
Have I missed anything?
If you know of any tools I've missed, please contact me.