Japanese literary award opened to machines

Japanese literary award opened to machines

A Japanese short story writing competition is opening the field next year to include, somewhat unusually, non-human entrants - machines with artificial intelligence (AI).

Working with Japan¹s top business broadsheet, the Nikkei, the Nikkei's Shinichi Hoshi literary award is expecting its first entries from software written to ape storytelling - in this case, short story writing.

A leading contender is a programme written by Hitoshi Matsubara, a professor at Hokkaido's Future University Hakodate and a leader in the AI field. He and his team of computer programmers are attempting to create ...

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