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Get Lit: A Robot Helped Me Write This with Andrew Dana Hudson

Date(s): Thursday, June 3, 2021, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Phoenix MST
Genre and Form(s): Creative Practice
Cost: Free

About this Event

Spirited Conversation. Literary Culture. Normally every 1st Thursday at Valley Bar. Online During COVID-19. 

This Month: A Robot Helped me Write this with Andrew Dana Hudson!

What is the promise and peril of artificial intelligence for the literary arts? Tools built on OpenAI's GPT-3 technology can generate convincing and semi-coherent original prose. How can writers use these tools to get themselves inspired or unstuck? What kinds of novelty and can we find using these tools? What does AI mean for the future of authorship and the future of the writing profession?

This month, join speculative author, sustainability scholar, and Center for Science and the Imagination fellow Andrew Dana Hudson for a conversation on artificial intelligence, technology, and the creative process at Get Lit on Thursday, June 3, 2021 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Phoenix MST on Zoom. 

Please note: while this event is free and open to the public, you must register through Eventbrite to receive the Zoom link. Space is first-come, first-served. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Attendance may be capped at 30 guests in order to allow everyone the opportunity to speak. Registrations do not guarantee or reserve seats. The Zoom link will be sent two days and two hours before the meeting. If you have any questions or require different forms of access, please reach out to Coordinator Senior Jake Friedman at

About the Author

Photograph of Andrew Hudson

Andrew Dana Hudson is a speculative fiction writer and sustainability researcher. His stories have appeared in Slate Future Tense, Lightspeed Magazine, Vice Terraform, MIT Technology Review, Grist, Little Blue Marble, The New Accelerator, and more, as well as various books and anthologies. His nonfiction writing has appeared in Slate, among others. He is a member of the cursed 2020/2021 class of the Clarion Workshop.