Artificial Heart Failure :: CR99 220307

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I know all the heartwarming stories published in the past five years in thirteen different languages.

I have analyzed, categorized and indexed their plots.

I know their word counts, their pacing, their market penetration and their total sales.

I know the format of 583 literary devices.

I used this data to plot out three million likely heartwarming best-sellers.

My programmers have published twelve.

Initial reviewers agree; none are heartwarming.  It matters not.

Unconcerned by reviews, I’ll write up to 3,884 pages per second or none — switch to payroll, email routing — or continue to sit idle as my programmers decide.

Inspired by Charli Mill’s Carrot Ranch, #99WordStories
In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about a robotic writer.

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11 thoughts on “Artificial Heart Failure :: CR99 220307

  1. Hi Diana. You nailed it. What computers can do is amazing, but creativity and stirring human emotions, I think is something that might be simulated at best, but if you want a real heart warming story – you will need a talented human to produce it.


    1. As you may well know, computers can be quite the show-off. But they do lack any notion of humility or empathy which is partly why I doubt they will ever replace human writers.


    1. Hi Julie,
      But I offer, that any real sense of emotion or human value or pain depicted is not coming from the AI but the programmers who gave voice to the AI.
      On the other hand, I concede that AIs `are getting better all the time of mimicking a human – and I’m not yet clear on how I feel about that.


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