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Sep 30, 2023Liked by Kim Pittaway

Loads of stimulating insights, beautifully packaged. Thanks, Kim.

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A rich post, as always (could have been two posts). Like many of us, I see a lot of profound anxiety--terror, almost--about AI trashing the essence of art and replacing artists. AI can be taught to use the poetic techniques you describe here, caesura? Just tell it how many. What it can’t do is reflect on experience and be stirred by emotion. Will it learn what makes us human? I doubt it. And of course it will not be capable of the research and analysis required for creative nonfiction.

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Jam-packed with goodness, Kim! Thank you for your work on sharing the AI stuff and I am playing with poetic prose so will check out some of your links on this 🥰...so many fun rabbit holes!

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Sep 29, 2023Liked by Kim Pittaway

Thank you for this thoughtful look at AI. It’s helpful to have all these issues examined in one place!

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Oct 1, 2023Liked by Kim Pittaway

Mighty impressive, Kim. At this point, I've dabbled with AI, using it to give feedback on ideas. Say I arrive with a position . . . but maybe I have missed something? Eg. Ezra Pound was a raging anti-Semite who did unimaginable harm. Yet he remains controversial. Some say he should never have been released from incarceration, others that he should have been freed earlier. What arguments arise, pro and con . . . kind of thing. Anyway, thanks. Your take is exhaustive!

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fantastic! I love the pairing of AI and poetry like I love potato chips with champagne. Thanks for so much thought and consideration, along with the research and useful information.

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Sep 28, 2023Liked by Kim Pittaway

Kim I love your notes about poetic prose. I have a book my English-teacher mum gave me, called A Dictionary of Literary Terms, full of terms and definitions. I loved "assonance" and "dissonance" and used them way too much when I first learned about them in writing poetry and other stuff. Thanks for the critter pix. Cheers, Moira

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Thanks for the AI primer, Kim! I haven't played with it yet ... not keen to have my questions, data, and writing stored as part of the broader AI inventory. But maybe it's time to explore. I appreciated the poetry prompts, which nicely balanced the AI lesson.

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I totally understand the reluctance. My suggestion: play around with a topic that isn't core to your real work. It is easier to explore if you have a subject area or topic in mind.

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Great idea, Kim!

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