Creative Co-Author

Creative Co-author is a creative writing enhancement tool that focuses primarily on pounding out the first draft. It is type-ahead cranked up to eleven. It types ahead, lurks behind, and generally peers over your shoulder while you pound out words in a speed-draft writing reverie.

This second iteration of the co-author will build on the research done in the first iteration and focus on moving from concepts developed in that research to a working interactive anti-writer’s-block tool. In particular, we will improve work recommendations by considering context, look into UX improvements to enhance author flow, and will move to sentence-level generation for richer creative inspiration.


Results from the project

Faculty and Staff Leads

Scott Bradley

Senior Engineer

With engineering and computer science degrees from Purdue and DePaul, Scott focuses on AI, NLP & web solutions for science and media.

Joe Germuska

Chief Nerd

Joe runs Knight Lab’s technology, professional staff and student fellows. Before joining us, Joe was on the Chicago Tribune News Apps team. Also, he hosts a weekly radio show on WNUR-FM – Conference of the Birds.