Now, Artificial Intelligence to pen down the next installment of the popular TV series Game Of Thrones. Based on the fantasy epic “A Song of Ice and Fire” by George R.R. Martin, has been brought to the screen by HBO and very recently completed its seventh season.
Now with the last novel being published in 2011, no release date has been yet finalized, for the release of the next season. But, until the story officially resumes, Artificial Intelligence (AI) might hint to what is coming.
AI as the writer:
Yes, this is true! Software engineer and self-professed “Game of Thrones” fan Zach Thoutt has programmed AI in a way that it would write an original “novel” using the characters from the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros, generating five chapters that would follow the events of the first five novels and also be made available to read online, as being reported.
Thoutt worked with a recurrent neural network (RNN) i.e. a computer program that processes data sequences, such as text, in a manner similar to the way it’s done in the human brain. For it to produce an original work, like continuing the “Game of Thrones” story, the RNN would need to learn from existing works in order to incorporate their details and ape their style. In addition, the RNN would also need to “remember” how story arcs had played out in previous books so that the deceased characters won’t be introduced again.
The results produced might not be satisfying as Thoutt himself had regarded that “It makes a lot of mistakes because the technology to train a perfect text generator that can remember complex plots over millions of words doesn’t exist yet”.
Of course, for obvious reasons, AI is not the replacement of Martin but is going viral, even if it’s a temporary substitution. Further reports also stated that the “Game of Thrones” series would start resuming its production in October, and the eighth and final season may not be ready to air until 2019.
Meanwhile, there are also no official announcements from Martin’s side regarding the debut of his next book ‘The Winds of Winter’, although he has published an excerpt of it in May 2016 on his website. He concluded that “I know you all want to know about ‘The Winds of Winter,'” Martin wrote. “I am still working on it, I am still months away (how many? good question), I still have good days and bad days, and that’s all I care to say”.