If You Read Anything Today Let It Be This Harry Potter Book Written By An AI

J.K Rowling reportedly wrote a grand total of 1,084,170 words of Harry Potter (we weren’t responsible for counting that) but it seems that still isn’t enough Hogwarts-related wizardry to keep the world happy.

This is after a company used artificial intelligence software to write a whole new Harry Potter book, based on the previous seven works of fiction.

AI has been used to detect breast cancer, write classical music, and generally do really impressive things for the future of humanity.

But now Botnik Studios have trained a predictive keyboard on a diet of all things Potter, and then asked it to write its own version.

The resulting work of fiction is titled ‘Harry Potter And The Portrait Of What Looked Like A Large Pile Of Ash’ – catchy.

We used predictive keyboards trained on all seven books to ghostwrite this spellbinding new Harry Potter chapter https://t.co/UaC6rMlqTy pic.twitter.com/VyxZwMYVVy

December 12, 2017
We get a glimpse of chapter thirteen (they don’t say how many chapters there are in total) but we’re hoping this isn’t a standalone with lines as good as this.

“The castle grounds snarled with a wave of magically magnified wind. The sky outside was a great black ceiling, which was full of blood.”

And, “‘If you two can’t clump happily, I’m going to get aggressive,’ confessed the reasonable Hermione.”

It almost seems plausible.

That is until you get to: “Ron’s Ron shirt was just as bad as Ron himself.”

And the AI seems to know something we all don’t know, when it mentions “Harry’s ghost” – someone might want to tell Ginny.

Botnik – a community of writers, artists and developers – have not commented on whether the full version will be made available to customers yet.