Will AI ever write fiction?

With all the advances in AI showing seemingly creative potential, I wonder if in some distant future, AIs will be able to scan the whole of human writing, and determine what makes for the perfect story–and start churning them out.

I’ve always been a proponent of AI, and see it as more helpful than harmful in the long run, as well as very interesting. But this idea… somewhat disturbs me. Not that I feel threatened that an AI might write better than me, or think that an AI producing fiction based on some algorithm somehow cheapens the art, but because I just know that the publishing and film industry would use it to put human writers out of work.

We already have a hard enough time surviving by being creative, we don’t need a machine that will work endless hours for free taking our few paying jobs!

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