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Computer Stories: AI Is Beginning to Assist Novelists

Robin Sloan is using a homemade software program to supply phrases and images for his new book

Robin Sloan, in his office in the Murray Street Media Lab in Berkeley, Calif. He is using a computer program he created to help write his latest novel. Photo: Peter Prato for The New York Times

By David Streitfeld

Robin Sloan has a collaborator on his new novel: a computer.

The idea that a novelist is someone struggling alone in a room, equipped with…

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