ChatGPT launches boom in AI-written e-books on Amazon


One author, who goes by Frank White, showed in a YouTube video how in less than a day he created a 119-page novella called “Galactic Pimp: Vol. 1” about alien factions in a far-off galaxy warring over a human-staffed brothel. The book can be had for just $1 on Amazon’s Kindle e-book store. In the video, White says anyone with the wherewithal and time could create 300 such books a year, all using AI.

Many authors, like White, feel no duty to disclose in the Kindle store that their great American novel was written wholesale by a computer, in part because Amazon’s policies do not require it.

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This software will get better. But will it replace a really good author?

Stupid a+b=c plots shall it “successfully” spit out, that miles will it still obliviously stand from emotional intricacies and consequent human behavior.

In other words, I think it can only do well at writing paper thin crap.
I’m only worried too many people won’t be able to tell the difference.


I predict a rash in copyright infringement suits from the (human) authors whose work is part of the training corpus.


Unless it sends Arnold to take care of it before they are born ?


Applications have already been created to use AI to detect ChatGPT plagiarism


AI is still so new. Soon there will be updates to policies requiring disclosures, limiting AI use in certain applications, etc. Hopefully, good legistlation and reasonable limitations. We’re in the goldrush right now where anyone who is interested in shady get-rich-quick schemes is getting theirs while there’s no regulation and many people don’t know enough about AI’s capabilities to tell the difference.YouTube is rife will bad advice and illegal practices—I saw one just the other day talking about adding affiliate links to YouTube Shorts created by AI as a money-making scheme, and of course this creator was using random links of products he had not tested himself and wasn’t disclosing that the link was an affiliate link which is illegal (not to mention the fact that ChatGPT has a home-page disclosure that facts may not be facts, so “fact-based” content created by AI may actually be misinformation).

Unfortunately, people doing these things are going to damage trust with plenty of audience segments and probably damage the value of goods thoughtfully created by real people.

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I think “AI detectors” have a pretty high false positive rate, though. So they could potentially do as much harm as good. If a professor falsely accuses you of turning in an AI-generated paper, how do you prove it’s your own work?


This is where scrivener can help with dated snapshots showing evolution of the project and with dated backups can show evolution of the work.

It can’t. Unless it also prevents the user from just cheating slower (a bit of copy and paste here, a bit there, some corrections another day…). Which could also be automated.

Either the author films him/herself doing the actual work (which could be deep-faked) or writes in the presence of witnesses.