The first science book written by a machine is published

The first science book written by a machine is published. Nobody ever said that machines couldn't pursue their dreams, just like human beings.

In this case, the machine, christened Beta Writer, became a writer and a scientist on the same day. The Forum Edita Barcelona presented its 200-page book, written entirely by this strange new writer, although, "for the creative process, human participation was necessary, as the editor was needed to provide the area of interest", the organization said in a statement.

The book, which can be downloaded for free from SpringerLink, and is about lithium batteries, is an attempt to solve "information overload". This because the robot works in a different manner to humans and "coherently ranks the most important information" stated Henning Schoenenberger, director of Product Data and Metadata of publisher Springer Nature at the forum.

Read more at: EL PAÍS

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