You know, I mean I never say never,
you know, but I mean, I remember…
I mean I’m sort of an amateur chess player. It’s what I’m interested in chess.
And I remember back in the day, when computers were first being taught to play chess.
Um, the people would said that they would never be able to beat the real great, the Grandmasters,
you know, and the World champions.
And for a long time, that was true…
that the world champion players and the great Groundmasters were able to,
you know, to overcome the computer.
Um, that’s not true any more.
It’s not true anymore. The computer is certainly as good if not better…
as any human player.
Um, as computer memory and sophistication has increased,
you know, um, it’s outstripped human memory and sophistication.
就我而言 这并不意味着 机器可以
I don’t know I mean the machine… it seems to me the thing that makes a writer
a good writer.
You know it’s not just the technical skill with language,
not even being able to find them and tell a good story.
You know it seems to be
that first of all, there is a relationship with the language that
the best writers have which is very much their relationship.
比如 我们一读海明威的书 就能知道这是海明威写的
You know, if we read Hemingway, we know it’s Hemingway.
That’s because he has a particular relationship with the language.
er, um, um.
If we read James Joyce or William Faulkner, we know it’s them.
Um, and if we read García Márquez, you know same thing.
Um, so that’s the first thing is when I’m looking at a work
and trying to see what is the relationship with language.
And, the second, the second thing is, you know, how you see the world.
你有好的鉴赏力吗 我的意思是 你擅于听出别人的言外之意吗
Do you have a good ear? I mean are you good at listening to how people really speak.
Do you have a good eye?
Are you good at seeing the world in an interesting way?
And then finally you’re the greatest writers,
the best writers have a vision of the world that is personal to themselves.
他们能够接受现实 要知道 这就是他们
They have a kind of take on reality, you know, which is theirs,
and out of which their whole sensibility proceeds.
You know now, that they have all of that.
In the form of artificial intelligence,
I think it’s quite, it’s quite…
I don’t think we are anywhere near that yet, but champion…
What is true I think there’s beginning to be some sense of A.I.,
as developing in moral sense,
developing an ethical and ability to make good and bad,
good and evil choices, right and wrong choices, you know.
that’s, that’s a step on the way towards being what one would call human, you know.
所以我从不说“不可能” 我只是说 目前的发展水平还不能达到这一点
So I mean I’m not saying never. I’m just saying I don’t see that we’re there yet.