From Literature to Biterature: Lem, Turing, Darwin, and Explorations in Computer Literature, Philosophy of Mind, and Cultural Evolution

From Literature to Biterature is based on the premise that in the foreseeable future computers will become capable of creating works of literature Among hundreds of other questions, it considers Under which conditions would machines become capable of creative writing Given that computer evolution will exceed the pace of natural evolution a million fold, what will such aFrom Literature to Biterature is based on the premise that in the foreseeable future computers will become capable of creating works of literature Among hundreds of other questions, it considers Under which conditions would machines become capable of creative writing Given that computer evolution will exceed the pace of natural evolution a million fold, what will such a state of affairs entail in terms of art, culture, social life, and even nonhuman rights Drawing a map of impending literary, cultural, social, and technological revolutions, Peter Swirski boldly assumes that computers will leap from mere syntax driven processing to semantically rich understanding He argues that acknowledging biterature as a species of literature will involve adopting the same range of attitudes to computer authors computhors as to human ones and that it will be necessary to approach them as agents with internal states and creative intentions Ranging from the metafiction of Stanislaw Lem to the Turing test familiar to scientists working in Artificial Intelligence and the philosophers of mind to the evolutionary trends of culture and machines, Swirski s scenarios lay the groundwork for a new area of study on the cusp of literary futurology, evolutionary cognition, and philosophy of the future.
From Literature to Biterature Lem Turing Darwin and Explorations in Computer Literature Philosophy of Mind and Cultural Evolution From Literature to Biterature is based on the premise that in the foreseeable future computers will become capable of creating works of literature Among hundreds of other questions it considers Under

  • Title: From Literature to Biterature: Lem, Turing, Darwin, and Explorations in Computer Literature, Philosophy of Mind, and Cultural Evolution
  • Author: Peter Swirski
  • ISBN: 9780773542952
  • Page: 269
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “From Literature to Biterature: Lem, Turing, Darwin, and Explorations in Computer Literature, Philosophy of Mind, and Cultural Evolution”

    1. A dull cynical pseudo-intellectual rant. Ignorance of well-known technical details suggests a failed literary critic. Obscure writing which omits necessary details. In the work, the author motions vaguely at haystacks but lacks the understanding or insight to locate a needle (if there even is one). Incoherent arguments switchback between topics randomly. The author expresses a bitter attitude to the success of other workers. There are unmotivated pictures of old computers. I don't recommend this [...]

    2. Bizarre and challenging. All about the prospects for intelligent computers and their literary output.

    3. В "From Literature to Biterature" канадският учен, литературен критик и водещ специалист по творчеството на Ст. Лем, Питър Свирски, обрисува постигнатото до този момент (2013г.) в сферата на Изкуствения Интелект. Първите плахи стъпки, първите постигнати успехи и бъдещите предизвикателства. [...]

    4. interesting book, what if a robot writes poetry? Just found a report about this book and writer, kernelmag.dailydot/issue-s

    5. Reading Biterature is like voyaging in the imaginative ocean where art, creativity, philosophy of mind, evolution and artificial intelligence combine to tell us how our future is gong to turn out and where we are in relation to that future today.It all starts with a simpe question: Could a computer write a novel? Could a computer understand a novel as we do? I won’t be a spoiler and won’t tell you what the answer is. But I want to share my top ten favorite lines from the book:—page 5 “Th [...]

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