http://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/japanese-ai-writes-novel-passes-first-round-nationanl-literary-prize/ TL;DR A novel written by Artificial Intelligence made it through the first round of a literary contest. Granted, the A.I. is not as impressive as the article title made it sound, the human team behind the A.I. did a lot of the word and phrase-picking, but from what I understand the A.I. did piece it together. From a different article on the same subject I read 20% A.I. 80% Human. It seems to me, with all the data on the internet and the inevitable access a potential piece of artificial intelligence could have, it wouldn't be too farfetched to assume it to go through the process on its own. I did some more digging and realized that this is not a new thing, merely a more advanced version. A man named Philip Parker has over 200 000 books to his name that were created through a computer algorithm. I believe I also read somewhere that an established scientist (his name escapes me, I looked at so many articles in my daze) went as far as saying A.I. could replicate the human creative process in the near future. This worries me a bit, to be honest. In a way, I think science should stay away from the arts for the most part. Of course they have freedom to do what they want, but there seems to be certain implications for creative individuals. Thoughts? Are you worried? Think I'm being a bit paranoid? Should we rise up against the machines? Excuse any misunderstandings I had about the subject matter- I'm a humanities major .