Everyone can become a writer in 2023, and it hardly even requires lifting a finger.
According to Reuters, books written by AI text generators are starting to proliferate on Amazon, following a major uptick in interest in the technology.
Since people can utilise AI without revealing it, the actual number is probably considerably higher. As of this month, there were over 200 e-books in the e-Kindle retailer’s store that named “ChatGPT” as an author. Some of them were being sold for as low as $1. As a result, establishing a precise estimate is currently practically difficult because apps made to identify text produced by an AI are still catching up.
‘AI generators like ChatGPT are making it really simple to publish a book on Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing shop quickly. According to Reuters, how-to videos and tutorials are already overrunning sites like YouTube and TikTok.
Numerous self-proclaimed “writers” are creating children’s books with the help of programmes like OpenAI’s ChatGPT and art created with similarly AI-powered apps. Other novels are categorically not kid-friendly, such as the novella “Galactic Pimp: Vol. 1,” which was discovered by Reuters.
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Unsurprisingly, the new tendency worries publishers.
According to Mary Rasenberger, executive director of the Writers Guild, “This is something we really need to be worried about, these publications will flood the market, and a lot of authors will be out of job.” “Authors and platforms need to be transparent about how these books are made, or you’ll wind up with a lot of low-quality publications,” the author said.
It’s a downward spiral that isn’t going to end anytime soon.
Amazon hasn’t yet disclosed any modifications to its Kindle Direct Publishing policies, instead assuring the news organisation that it simply complies with “all other applicable regulations” regarding intellectual property.