AI vs. IF

This article seems to bring our ideas together. I’d like to hear some thoughts.

Artificial Intelligence vs. Interactive fiction!
by Juergen Pirner

The question this polemic poetics asks is:
What role does creative writing play in chatbot composition? Peter Plantec in Virtual Humans suggests it is central, complaining about all of the boring bots out there.

Further, he opens the doorway for the discussion: What do IF and chatbots have in common.

3 Responses to “AI vs. IF”

  1. 1 Christy Dena

    I like the way he links the begins of IF and chatterbots together. I guess the difference is one, a game, speaks as an omniscient narrator, more appropriately as an heterodiegetic narrator; whereas the other, a bot, is homodiegetic. A bot is purely a ‘monologism’ but with the inclusion of the ‘interactor’ or client or whatever it becomes polyphonic. How many bots have you seen with multiple-personalities? An IF, however, has the voice of the machine in a sense, and can include other voices… I think voice is a big difference between the two. What do you think?

  2. 2 andrew stern

    The link to that paper seems to be broken. I’d like to read the paper; has anyone saved a copy of the text?

  3. 3 Christy Dena

    Their server must of been down when you tried. It works for me now. The full URL is:

    If you still have problems let me know and I’ll email the text. :)

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