Nobel Prize for Literature admits to having used ChatGPT for a speech

Literature writer Mo Yan turned to ChatGPT to compose a speech honoring a colleague.


The winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2012, the Chinese author Mo Yan , revealed during the 65th anniversary of the Chinese literary magazine Shouhuo in Shanghai that he had used artificial intelligence , specifically ChatGPT , to write a speech in honor of the also writer Yuhua.

Author of the acclaimed novels ‘Living’ and ‘Brothers’, Yu was recently awarded the prestigious top prize in the 2021 Novel Rankings for his latest work ‘Wen Cheng’ (The Lost City), published the same year.

During the event, Mo Yan shared with those present his close friendship with Yu Hua and reminisced about some of the experiences they shared over the years.

But I couldn’t find the words

In his role as host to honor Yu Hua’s award, Mo admitted facing difficulties in writing a convincing speech.

By providing keywords such as “Live”, “pull a tooth” and “Lost City” that represented significant aspects of Yu Hua’s life and work, the chatbot quickly generated a speech of more than 1000 words, with a literary style that It was reminiscent of Shakespeare’s plays.

Mo Yan explained that he selected those three key phrases because of their close connection to Yu Hua’s literary career.

“Living” is one of the author’s most outstanding novels, while “Extracting a Tooth” alludes to his past as a dentist before becoming a writer.

Finally, “Lost City” symbolizes his latest novel, deserving of the prize awarded at the ceremony.

The use of artificial intelligence in literary writing has sparked debates among critics and writers, questioning authenticity and creativity in the process.

The collaboration between Mo Yan and ChatGPT highlights the growing intersection between technology and literature, showing how artificial intelligence continues to influence various creative areas, bringing new perspectives and innovative solutions for the future of writing.