The rise of Artificial Intelligence and impending takeover


It was seven minutes to ten o'clock in the morning, and it was the only good thing that had happened." If you get the feeling that these sentences could have been better structured, it's simply because these seemingly disparate, literary threads have been stitched into a novel by an algorithm. That's also why the human author of this novel, Ross Godwin, calls himself'writer of writers'. He is an artist and creative technologist at Google, and also a former Obama administration ghostwriter. In March 2017, Godwin fitted a Cadillac car with a surveillance camera, global positioning system (GPS) unit, microphone and clock, and connected these devices to a portable artificial intelligence (AI) writing machine that fed on these input data in real-time.