Writers come in all shapes and sizes, as do the styles and themes that they use in their prose. The most obvious categories include the novel, blog, and script writing, along with journalism. All these categories of writing require different approaches.

In this article, we will look at how AI writing systems are already hard at work helping writers to improve their work and how AI-assisted moviemaking tools can help writers improve their dialogue scenes.

Already Hard at Work

Nearly everyone on the planet now benefits from some form of machine learning or artificial intelligence system that assesses the things that we write. Be it in a word processor such as Microsoft Word, a specialist grammar checking program such as Grammarly, or your internet search engine, what you write is being checked by AI systems for errors and relevance.

If you do use a word processor of any kind, you may well have noticed that you are often prompted with not just a change of word but rather a change of phrase too. AI grammar systems such as Grammarly are now so well trained that they can even assess a passage of text by criteria such as level of formality, etc. Given how accurate these programs are, they represent a powerful tool for writers to ensure that their work is error-free and stylistically accurate.

Last year it was reported that in 2019, the BBC had used an AI system to create some 700 unique articles detailing the results of Britain’s local council elections, 40 of which were in the Welsh Language. This was the world’s first and offered a glimpse of just how far AI systems have come. While these reports had to be edited by human editors, this was still a fantastic feat and a big milestone for AI systems.

However, current AI systems are still no match for any kind of creative writer. So, while they can help identify errors and suggest changes to elements of the style, they are still quite a way off from being able to help writers with the creative side of things.

But what about the AI tools that are more industry-specific such as script analysis tools offered by AI-assisted moviemaking companies? Could these be used by writers from different disciplines to improve their work?

AI-assisted Moviemaking to Improve Dialogue

Current AI moviemaking systems have already achieved a high degree of accuracy in what they do. In a recent trial, 20 European producers were able to analyze their next film projects with Largo.ai, one of the world’s leading AI-assisted moviemaking platforms. Over 60% of the producers said that they found the insights provided by Largo.ai so useful that they would be interested in continuing to use AI systems for future projects.


One of the main areas they were impressed by was the platform’s ability to provide a recipe of genres for each individual scene. The system draws the majority of its insights from a script analysis. While the platform relies on other movie-related data pools to give its insights a better perspective, this system is ultimately largely tuned to script analysis.

This means that it is possible for writers from all disciplines to get a better perspective on their dialogue and characters through the use of AI-assisted moviemaking tools.

Writers could enter their dialogue scenes and benefit from a genre breakdown of them on a second-by-second basis. This will allow them to see how the AI is interpreting their work including which genre elements it is detecting. The producers mentioned above were often surprised at the recipe of genres that the system would identify.

One producer stated that they were shocked to see that the system had identified some elements of a horror scene to be comedic, but noted that when she reflected on the scene that she realized that this was a correct analysis. As such, she gained a better perspective on the effect of the scene on any potential viewers.

Writers can use this system to get a better perspective on their dialogue, and for those who are hoping to one day turn their novel into a film, or at least want to understand its cinematic value, using AI-assisted tools will benefit them immensely.

That said, however, it is important to note that AI-assisted moviemaking tools are tailored to undertake the analysis that they have been built and trained for. Current systems are not suitable for much beyond dialogue that has been formatted in the film script style.

It is almost certain that the creators behind these AI technologies will someday allow their code base to be used to train their AI systems to analyze all kinds of text. When this happens, we will likely see everyone from journalists to novel writers utilizing the power of these AI tools to help them get better insight into the work that they are creating.