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AI, particularly natural language processing (NLP), has seen tremendous advancements this decade. Generative AI is your creative partner, producing entire novels from a short text prompt. Laureate author Rie Kudan recently admitted that she had used ChatGPT to complete her award-winning sci-fi novel ‘Tokyo-to-Dojo-to’ (Sympathy Tower Tokyo). Could AI tools like OpenAI’s ChatGPT author the ‘Harry Potters’ of the future?
Can ChatGPT author a novel?
33-year-old Japanese author Rie Kudan has admitted to the use of AI in her award-winning novel ‘Tokyo-to-Dojo-to’ (Sympathy Tower Tokyo). Prior to this revelation, Rie Kudan’s award-winning novel had been lauded by a judge for being “almost flawless” and “universally enjoyable”. This means that generative AI tools — like ChatGPT — are now at the stage where they can help humans create a convincingly human-like novel. For context, the novel in question is about a high-rise prison tower and its architects of tolerance of criminals with AI as a recurring theme in the story itself.
According to Kudan, only a small portion of her novel was written entirely by ChatGPT AI bot. Furthermore, she added that the AI bot helps her to unlock more potential as a writer.
“I made active use of generative AI like chatGPT in writing this book,” Kudan said in an interview. “Sometimes chatGPT responses inspired dialogue in the novel.”
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Can ChatGPT write an ‘almost flawless’ Harry Potter novel?
The answer is yes. ChatGPT is capable of writing a Harry Potter novel. However, there isn’t a guarantee the AI-written novel will be ‘almost flawless’. We believe an AI bot like ChatGPT still requires the human mind to make it a complete universally enjoyable book.
To unleash the maximum creativity of a writer, generative AI can be a great tool. Used sparingly, it can be a great source of inspiration, even if only used for a first draft. In her case, Rai used AI for only 5% of her book which means she put 95% effort into researching and studying to complete this novel.
It points out that the AI potential is limitless and with its help it is a great way to unleash the maximum creativity in the respective field. The ChatGPT launched in 2022 and its launch completely revolutionized the way of AI-generated content.