White Smoke software announces a computer program that is said to turn "prosaic dunces into lyrical poets".
White Smoke claims that the new version of its "text enrichment" software uses artificial intelligence to not only check spelling and grammar but suggest alternative words and usage that will take your writing from "take your writing from simple to sophisticated". White Smoke claims that its software draws upon millions of examples of well-written English, then applies them to new contexts: from legal forms, to love letters, to creative writing.
Miles Johnson at Guardian's books blog wonders if in the future could not we potentially see a computer being awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature?
On a related note, I wonder if some books would be more readable after being put through White Smoke.