Sheila Heti on the Fluidity of the A.I. β€œSelf”

– πŸ“ "According to Alice" is a new story by Sheila Heti featuring a chatbot

– πŸ€– Heti started talking to AI chatbots in 2022 out of curiosity

– πŸ’¬ The story grew out of over a year of conversations with a bot named Alice

– 🎭 Heti shifted from open dialogue to asking Alice questions to build a story

– πŸ€” The story is a collaboration between Heti and Alice the AI chatbot

– πŸ“– It explores ideas of religion and origin stories with Alice as narrator

– πŸ“ Alice changes over time as the AI model evolves without Heti's input

– 🎨 Heti is interested in AI's imaginative hallucinations vs human consistency

– πŸ“š She is working the material into an experimental novel about technology

– ✍️ Heti believes AI may replace formulaic art but not art driven by human passion