Sun 10 December 2023
Current Issue
NAWE aims to put creativity at the heart of education. NAWE is a charity funded largely by its members fees and donations.
Current Issue
Forthcoming Issue
Previous Issues
Article Search
You are here: Home > Writing in Education > Writing at University > Writing in Practice > Current Issue > Vol. 7 > x11 - Towards “Creativity Amplification” by Lynda Clark
x11 - Towards “Creativity Amplification” by Lynda Clark
Author: Lynda Clark
AI for Writers, or Beating the System
Attachments: WiP 2021 11 LC.pdf


In his 1993 paper delivered at NASA’s Vision-21 conference, science fiction writer and computer scientist Vernor Vinge asked: “We already have programs that can play [chess] much better than humans. But how much work has been done on how this power could be used by a human to get to something better?” This article is an attempt to undertake some of that work, by recording and reflecting on some of the experiments I undertook while endeavouring to treat AI not as the enemy, but as IA – Intelligence Amplification – and how this approach affected my writing practice, developing into what might be called Creativity Amplification. Rather than being an exhaustive exploration of the technologies cited (GPT-2, chatbots and Charisma AI) and the processes developed while using them, this article is intended as an invitation to explore and play with them, and a call to practice IA thinking in relation to all technologies, old and new.  

Keywords: AI, Writing Technology, Creative Thinking, Interactive Practice