David Wright

David Thomas Henry Wright © supplied David Thomas Henry Wright has won multiple literary prizes and been published in various journals. He has a PhD (Comparative Literature) from Murdoch University in Western Australia and has taught at China’s Tsinghua University. He is currently co-editor of “The Digital Review” and Associate Pro-fessor at Nagoya University in Japan.

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My favourite AI in culture project at the moment is… The Library of Nonhuman Books by Karen ann Donnachie and Andy Simionato.

By 2030 I would like to have an AI app which… is fully transparent, open-source, and defends our freedom of attention.

My worst AI nightmare is… a networked system designed to exploit our psychological vulnerabilities, operated by a populace with little media/IT literacy. Such a description could easily be applied to contemporary social media platforms.

The future of AI needs… a sustained effort to reject the forces of attentional serfdom, and to assert and defend our freedom of attention.” That’s a quote from James Williams’ book Stand Out of Our Light: Freedom and Resistance in the Attention Economy.

David Wright's contribution: "Computer as co-author: Creative writing & artificial intelligence"