From Literature to Biterature: Lem, Turing, Darwin, and by Peter Swirski

By Peter Swirski

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Release Date: Oct. 1 2013
From Literature to Biterature is predicated at the premise that during the foreseeable destiny pcs turns into able to growing works of literature. between hundreds of thousands of different questions, it considers: below which stipulations could machines turn into in a position to inventive writing? provided that laptop evolution will exceed the speed of normal evolution a million-fold, what's going to this kind of situation entail when it comes to paintings, tradition, social lifestyles, or even nonhuman rights? Drawing a map of forthcoming literary, cultural, social, and technological revolutions, Peter Swirski boldly assumes that desktops will jump from mere syntax-driven processing to semantically wealthy figuring out. He argues that acknowledging biterature as a species of literature will contain adopting a similar diversity of attitudes to laptop authors (computhors) as to human ones and that it'll be essential to technique them as brokers with inner states and artistic intentions. starting from the metafiction of Stanislaw Lem to the "Turing test" (familiar to scientists operating in man made Intelligence and the philosophers of brain) to the evolutionary tendencies of tradition and machines, Swirski's situations lay the basis for a brand new zone of analysis at the cusp of literary futurology, evolutionary cognition, and philosophy of the future.

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What comes next after A1, B2, C3? These are only some of the selfevident questions posed to computers over the past two decades in annually contested Turing-like tests. The quality of responses has been decidedly underwhelming. After more than half a century, backed by tens of billions of research dollars, the sharpest brains in the field have achieved practically nothing. Not one machine to date has managed to answer the above banalities correctly, far less with an air of bored insouciance. Long-time critics of the so-called Good Old-Fashioned Artificial Intelligence who grew up with Hubert L.

On its own, the first stipulation – which assigns authorship solely to the end-producer of a piece of writing – does a mouse-poor job of defining the causal chain of command. In this view, given that From Literature to Biterature was created as a computer file, the computer is its real author. This is no different from replaying one of Garry Kasparov’s classic chess games from the transcript and claiming the victory for yourself. ). As you enter, it bids you wait a few moments: the host is on his way.

Here are some of you just read, but more than five times the method described sliced. Some protocols for generating without originating are more original than others, and here is one that might even have literary potential: hybridize two or more texts that would not normally go together. Start, for example, with the narrative frame and syntax of The Canterbury Tales but replace the verbs and adjectives with those culled from the gangsta rap of 2Pac Shakur. Yo, Wife of Bath, Wonda why they call U bitch?

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