20 May 2016
The computer age is really breaking boundaries (in a totally awesome way though) with unbelievable inventions.
Technology and robotics are increasing at such a rapid rate. If you don’t catch up, it’s easy to be left behind. In 2002, the Roomba Robotic Vacuum for example was introduced and has since been sold over 10 million times to those who cannot but use the impressive vacuum cleaner.
The rise is threatening humans who feel their jobs are now at stake and that they may be replaced anytime with robots. While this is largely true and reoccurring every day, authors have largely been left out, having no fears up until now.
With report that Al program Japanese robot has written/coauthored a short form novel that passed the first round of screening for a national literary prize, the fear might set in. The novel is titled Konpyuta ga shosetsu wo kaku hi which is Japanese for The day a computer writes a novel.
Aristotle in 322 BC said “If every tool when ordered or even of its own accord could do the work that befits it then there would be no need either of apprentices for the master worker or of slaves for the lords”