AI is proving adept at writing functional creative pieces, but whether it can ever be used to replicate the soul and spirit of truly great works remains to be seen. Photo: Alamy

How AI is writing books and music, but won’t be replacing humans any time soon

  • A growing number of creative types around the world are taking advantage of AI technology to supplement their works
  • ‘When I have writers’ block, I use these programs to get unstuck,’ says one, but the consensus is that AI lacks the soul to create anything truly great
Topic |   Artificial intelligence

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AI is proving adept at writing functional creative pieces, but whether it can ever be used to replicate the soul and spirit of truly great works remains to be seen. Photo: Alamy
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Elaine Yau

Elaine Yau

Based in Beijing, Elaine is a senior reporter on the culture desk. She covers food, fashion, travel, health and fitness, music, film and TV, arts, lifestyle, as well as insider tips on the best of Beijing. She studied translation in Hong Kong and taught secondary English before joining the South China Morning Post.