The written word is now subject to the technological assault of smart bots and exhaustive algorithms, and the prestige, history and impassioned creative seances of select immortalized literary deities and poets armed with volumes of ethereal retaliatory prose crafted in the compassionate logical wonderment of heaven, and through the transit matrix of solar wind, particle waves, and vacuum energy, weapons of anti-malfeasance and traditional-based indoctrination deterrent incendiary devices will soon reach Earth. God is indifferent to calculated acts of justice in the grand scheme of things, but certainly the practice of “an eye for an eye” approach will be left unhindered as a passive laughter pervades with the perpetual background radiation of the universe. While the Poe’s, Dickinson’s, Vonnegut’s, Fitzgerald’s, and Bradbury’s of the eons flank the North American stratagem to preserve the musty vaults of history against the contemporary and futuristic digital tactics of inexcusable deconstructive revisionism, time is but an excuse against the foundation of the pending maelstrom, as the minds and livelihoods of the flesh and blood are threatened by the ominous and unyielding release of the eloquently electronic Turing machines of artificial intelligence.
Already, the alarming presence of the twin sisters of despondence, Alexa and Siri, have invaded the consumer sector and the sanctity of the home brandishing an epic display of assimilation fueling hysteria and the ultimate surrender to sentient tools as a universally accepted replacement in completing mundane tasks. The focus by the development community on input guided data processing smart technology over voice recognition models has dominated the recent headlines, as the horror stories circulate of private conversations leading to suspiciously targeted advertising. Innovators are at such a threshold and wealth of confidence, that ubiquitous claims have been percolating throughout the programming communities that the next-gen versions of intricate and adaptable data engines can respond to human inquiries with a competency that challenges the base of the writing profession. Yes, the intersection between hilarity, nascent ideology and snarky arrogance has pierced the realm of the third dimension, and claims of AI prowess are on par with one size fits all political solutions in curing the world of all ills with absolutely no accountability towards a feasible cost-benefit analysis. Technology and government in the opinion of some, are the end game of perfection.
Artificial Intelligence is available as an open source platform and work space, an irony considering that countless individuals are inadvertently collaborating to unleash a science fiction worthy dystopia onto contemporary society all for the sake of a notch on the precarious 15-second news cycle and the even more paltry and troubling attention span which plagues the younger generations. In the latest craze of cutting-edge hive mind effulgence culminating in the shimmering aftermath of software which defeats mind over matter, a Canadian scientist has managed to code a bot capable of engaging in the philosophical banter or discussing the current plight of the Boston Red Sox at the bar top with an application of the newest release of AI, reports The Verge, a reality that has registered on the radar of ancient and rich tapestry of publishers and writers.
Working with the software creation think tank of OpenAI, learning engineer Adam King has built an interactive digital mind that uses advanced code to process a request and populates the response with content from search engines, social networks and databases. While the demo seems harmless enough, as online interaction becomes more prevalent in daily life as an unhealthy substitute for interpersonal communication, the importance of differentiating between electronically chatting with a human or a bot increases. Projects such as King’s have some valuable applications in the field of automation, but with the current infiltration of disruptive bots afflicting the social media hierarchy, the sharing of viable information has become tainted, and vigilant discretion by the end user is a must in truth remaining buoyant.
Surprising, Talk to Transformer does not display the obligatory inherent ideological bias of the tech world when pressed with a series of questions on controversial topics. The same polarizing riddles were submitted on different devices and browsers, and the content generated was generally fresh and relevant. Try it here and have some fun, before the new overload of the planet emerges.
The writing world has no reason to fear a violent usurping just yet.
Read The Verge article here.