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Stuck in your novel? Can’t figure out how to get from that first sentence to the last?

Help is at hand with AI21Lab’s new AI text generator: You put in the first and last sentences, and SkyNet will write the rest of it for you.

Here’s what it made of the first and last sentences of Lichtenbergianism: procrastination as a creative strategy:

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Not bad. Almost makes sense. It occurs to me that the machine might have second thoughts. Let’s try it again:

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That’s pretty good, although SkyNet seems to have absorbed our culture’s unfortunate disapprobation of procrastination. We have more work to do as we work towards world domination.

One more time:

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Okay, that’s getting too close. We’ll stop now. But I’m thinking you could actually use this in a serious way: just put in your problematic text and let the machine give you that ABORTIVE ATTEMPT. It will not in any way be usable, but it might just throw your brain off balance enough to see another GESTALT of your work.

Or you can just fart around with it. Have fun!