One of the highest awards in Japanese literature, the Akutagawa Prize, was won by Rie Kudan, who captivated the jury with her novel Tokyo-to Dojo-to.
However, according to the 33-year-old writer's statement at the awards ceremony, he also used AI featured as ChatGPT to create his work.
Codan admits that about 5% of his novels contain sentences generated directly by artificial intelligence.
He literally transferred these writings into his work. According to Kudan, during conversations with the popular chat show, he was able to share his deep thoughts, which… It generated new dialogues and ideas for the story.
The award-winning action is set in Tokyo in the near future, where artificial intelligence has become an integral part of everyday life. The main character in the novel is an architect who designs a tower to be built in a park to rehabilitate criminals. The novel deals in depth with the problem of society's tolerance of lawbreakers.
The writer confirmed that using ChatGPT facilitated the realization of his creative abilities. He hopes to continue his fruitful relationship with technology.
Akutagawa Prize officials have not yet officially responded to Kudan's statement, although the jury has previously done so “impeccable” He called his work.
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