By Staff Reporter
ITANAGAR, Nov 18: While Tibet support groups across the world have been advocating that China should free Tibetm for all Tibetans in exile to return to lead decent life in own country, Arunachal Pradesh witnessed Tibetan activist-cum-writer Tenzing Tsundue offering orientation training to GenNext writers of the state.
His training was part of 5th edition of three-day Arunachal Literature Festival celebration, themed “Read, Reflect and Re-image”, which saw panel, discussions, poetry session, poem citation and poetry workshop, concluded at Dorjee Khandu Convention Hall here on Saturday evening.
The festival, organized by Directorate of Information & Public Relations (DIPR) in collaboration with Arunachal Pradesh Literary Society (APLS) recorded huge footprints of literary lovers from all walks of life as it intended to provide a platform for young authors and poets for them to learn by interacting with noted writers from across the country.
More writers are inclining towards technological application in their creativity due to influence of technological advancement. Writing a poem or novel involvement of emotion, research and refining of creativity is essential which is not possible by AI (Chat GPT), writer Dr. A Venu Gopalam said during a panel discussion on ‘Artificial Intelligence and Future of Literature’.
The AI could be option for the writers but not a substitute, said writer Kanishka Gupta and cited example of mobile is a option to listen but not a substitute.
Speaking on the theme, writer Balram Gumasta said that AI has created a platform for writers to write many books in a month. Though it has no emotion as yet, but not vulnerable to products of writers, he said.
Outside panelists lauded the organizers for choosing most important topic as theme, the hotly debated issue across the world, besides ‘Impact of self help books’ for which would have impact on the younger generation to understand the medium of writing skills, particularly help of technology.
However, they advocated that to be a writer one should have strong mindset, commitment and observation on the society.
While expressing satisfaction over grand success of the festival, APLS president Y D Thongchi, a Padmashree awardee, and IPR director Onyok Pertin appreciated IPR Minister Bamang Felix, who inaugurated the festival and gave constant support on behalf of the GoAP.