Probably not. At least not any time soon.

Over the last decade or so, though, AI (artificial intelligence) has become increasingly sophisticated, and it’s influencing the world of writing in a number of interesting ways. AI is all about machines learning and adapting.

Instead of simply being programmed in minute detail with everything they need to know to accomplish a particular task, they’re programmed with instructions that allow them to learn from their experience (just as people do). There’s no one standard definition of AI, but ZDnet suggests some common features: Here are six ways AI is changing the face of writing—and reading: No.

1: Translation from one language to another In the past, if you wanted to translate a passage of text from one language to another—from English to Spanish, for example—you had to find someone who spoke both languages. Ten years ago, you could use a service like Google Translate, which essentially ran all the words through an English-Spanish dictionary—with questionable and sometimes hilarious results.

In 2016, Google Translate had a major upgrade. Instead of translating word by word, it now translates more accurately by phrase or sentence—through an AI system. It even invented its own language to help. Read more from…

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