Robot Authors Are Coming For Your Prizes, As Soon As They Learn To Write

Last week, the robots finally came for that which we humans hold most dear: Our ability to write the Great [insert country or region here] Novel. The Japan News reported, and various American outlets picked up, the news that a short novel co-written by a computer program and homo sapiens had almost won a literary prize. The prize, the Nikkei Hoshi Shinichi Literary Award, accepts entries written by robots, though this was reportedly the first year that any such entries had been submitted. Of several submissions written with AI programs, one entry scored a remarkable victory: It made it through

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