Jun 1 • 20M

The Unwilled Writer

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Hal Crawford
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“An espresso machine that makes coffee from human souls”, DALL-E 2 (OpenAI)

Hello everyone,

This week is the first part of a two-part podcast on AI language transformers in general and GPT-3 in particular. First up, I am dealing with general impacts and impressions and next week I’ll go deeper into the effects of text generators on education. All of this is a follow-up to The Machines Have Acquired Language, which I wrote two weeks ago. It also touches on an article I wrote for The Spinoff, AI Writing Has Entered A New Dimension.

I have to make this succinct, because last time I published a podcast, Substack decided to use the text of my newsletter as the blurb for my podcast episode. That was new - usually it takes the post summary - and unwelcome.

Have a listen to the podcast, it’s in a new style for me, using a lot more of my voice rather than just a recording of an interview. Let me know if you like it!

Here is the link to Mike Sharples’ new book, Story Machines.

Have a great week,

Hal