https://www.wired.com/2017/12/when-an-algorithm-helps-write-science-fiction/?mbid=nl_120617_daily_list1_p1Stephen Marche enlisted an algorithm to help him write the perfect piece of sci-fi. Their program can identify dozens of structural and stylistic details in huge chunks of text, and if you give them a collection of great stories—stories that maybe you wished you had written—they are able to identify all the details that those great stories have in common.