To the Japanese writer Haruki Murakami (Kyoto, 1949) is not very concerned about the arrival of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the field of literature and defends the traditional way of conceiving and developing the work by its author despite being aware that this “slow” way of transmitting information in a digitalized world is for a minority in whose strength they nevertheless trust.
“My head is full of errors and I write with that head. If a computer had as many errors as my head has, it could break,” says Murakami ironically in an interview given to EFE in Oviedo, where On Friday she will receive the Princess of Asturias Award for Literature for his ability to reconcile Japanese tradition and the legacy of Western culture in an ambitious and innovative work.
For the author of Tokio Blues“the human head is capable of functioning even with errors, but a computer is not like that”, a distrust towards Artificial Intelligence that extends to social networks despite having carried out initiatives such as that of a consulting room with its readers through a website, an experience that was reflected in one of his books.
“I have tried social networks a little, but I came to the conclusion that they do not work for me, so I do not use them now,” Murakami reflected after lamenting that, at first, they could help create a democracy “in some way “new” and having ended up “disappointed” until throwing them away.
The influence of social networks and the entire digitalization process can, the most widely read Japanese writer in the world has pointed out, make To a large majority of Internet users the pace of novels seems “very slow”although at the same time he has been convinced that literary works “last longer.”