Artificial Intelligentsia Argumentum

Davy Carren
5 min readMay 7, 2023

“You know everything about literature, except how to enjoy it.”

“All they teach you in those wrting classes is how to sound just the same as everyone else.”

“That’s all the robots can do. They just generate information. That’s not writing; that’s regurgitation. It’s fine. It can be useful. But that’s not what a writer does.”

“It’s like this. Sell your shirt. Or is that the shirt off your back? Did you give it? Whose is it to take? How much? A diary entry for your thoughts. Need I go on?”

“Probably. This is a discusion after all. We are people. We discuss things.”

“I can say, ‘Blah!’ and then, ‘Blah, blah.’ But what difference does it make? Is it merely puncutaion followed by letters, grammar, diction, etcetera?”

“We are more than the sum of our pieces.”

“You mean ‘parts’?”

“That’s just it! Yes! Correct my spelling for me when I’m finished, will you?”

“Sure. We got robots to do that.”

“But do they do it always correctly, orderly, like you’d like it, huh?”

“Perhaps, no.”

“And by whose standards? Are the machines too fast for us to keep up?”