Artificial Intelligence will usher in a new era of what it means to work and create over the next generation, but does this mean that writers and creatives will be made obsolete? In this episode, Professor Marcus du Sautoy discusses the developments in AI creativity and why our stories could be the very thing that helps train AIs to be more human.
In the introduction, I talk about Chirp, the new audiobook promotion tool from BookBub; plus, my writing update and my latest self-narrated audiobook, The Dark Queen.
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Marcus du Sautoy is the Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University. He's a prize-winning Professor of Mathematics, a fellow of New College, and a Fellow of the Royal Society. He's also the author of several prize-winning books and his latest is, The Creativity Code: How AI is Learning to Write, Paint, and Think.
- Why creativity is at the heart of a mathematician’s work
- How humans and AI switch back and forth from being creative to being critical or making corrections
- On the AI version of NaNoWriMo, NaNoGenMo. Also, check out BotPoet, and read about OpenAI's text generator [Wired and The Guardian]
- What happens when AI becomes conscious?
- Copyright implications when AI gets involved in creating art
- On AI translations between languages