A computer, worth two million dollars and six years in the making, designed to write +- 500 word short stories in less than one minute.

Presently programmed to write using the themes of betrayal, deception, evil and a dusting of voyeurism. Employed in its wordcraft are artificial intelligence, logic, mathematics, plot structure, creative prose and libraries of literary and grammar structures.

Created by Selmer Bringsjord (professor of logic and artificial intelligence at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y.) and David Ferrucci (a senior scientist at IBM's T.J. Watson Research Centre.

On September 23rd, 1999, Brutus.1 (named after the assassin of Julius Caesar) engaged in a writing contest / Turing test organized on AOL.

If anyone can unearth the results on www.instantnovelist.com I'd be interested in finding out what happened.

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