The Construct Editor Tweaking with Jane, Writing with Ted, Editing with an AI?

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Caroline Bassett


New AI language modelers are increasingly capable of taking on multiple editing roles, previously thought to demand humans. Where are the limits? What does further automation of the scholarly editor’s function suggest? Will the Construct Editors of the (possible) future render today’s scholarly editors redundant? A thought experiment along these lines suggests that editing tools are becoming editing agents — a future of tighter collaboration rather than replacement appears to be likely.


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Caroline Bassett, University of Cambridge

Caroline Bassett researches, teaches, and writes about technology and culture. She is Director of Cambridge Digital Humanities and a member of the Faculty of English at the University of Cambridge. Recent publications include work on AI fiction and on writing and refusal.