“…it’s like writing with a deranged but very well-read parrot on your shoulder.”
Robin Sloan, author of Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, has been doing some interesting work with recursive neural nets in order to generate text. See Writing with the machine. He trained a machine on science fiction and then hooked it into a text editor so it can complete sentences. The New York Times has a nice story on Sloan’s experiments, Computer Stories: A.I. Is Beginning to Assist Novelists.
One wonders what it would be like if you trained it on your own writing. Would it help you be yourself or discourage you from rereading your prose?