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Harry Potter and the Predictive Keyboard

We’ve all been victims of our “smart phones” thinking they’re smarter than us- whether it’s autocorrect or predictive keyboards. Botnik, a website composing of writers, artists, and developers that work and collaborate with machines and Artificial intelligence, decided they’d try and see how technology could do compared to the Queen herself, J. K. Rowling. The group “trained predictive keyboards…on all seven Harry Potter books and produced a brand-new chapter about the young wizard.”

“Our web keyboard app analyzes text files and offers the most common word sequences as suggestions to the human user, to help them write in the style of the source material,” Botnik CEO and co-founder Jamie Brew told CNET. (There’s a David Bowie-lyric version too.) ‘Then a bunch of writers in the Botnik community got together in an online chat room and pitched lines they wrote using the keyboard. Our editorial team cobbled these fragments together into the full chapter we posted today.’”

The name of this book? Harry Potter and the Portrait of What Looked Like a Large Pile of Ash. Read it here!

 

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