Are You Tired of Talking About AI?

Maggie, over at From Cave Walls, wants to know if you’re tired of talking about AI. I have written at least half a dozen posts this year about Artificial Intelligence-generated text and text-to-art generated by AI chatbots. In fact, three of my posts were actually written by AI chatbots, which I pointed out to the readers, so I wasn’t trying to get away with anything.

Anyway, Maggie has posted a few relevant questions.

Would you buy a book authored or co-authored by AI?

Probably not. At least not right now, given the state of the art. Much I’ve what I’ve read that has been generated by chatbots is grammatically perfect, has perfect spelling and punctuation. And, the stories these chatbots create often aren’t bad. But the writing lacks wit, personality, humanity, and soul. Where are the twists and turns? Where are the surprises? Maybe, as the state of the art improves, AI-generated text will start to sound more human, but in my opinion, it’s got a way to go.

Would you ever publish a book written by AI just to generate income?

I’ve never published a book written by me, a human being, just to generate income.

Would you ever use AI for any portion of a book you would write? If so, would you disclose it?

No, not unless the subject matter of the book I was writing was about AI-generated content, in which case I would definitely identify any parts that were created using AI technology.

Any further thoughts or comments?

I think AI-generated text and art technology is here to stay and will improve significantly within a very few years. In much the same way as social media was a paradigm shifter, so will AI be. Unfortunately, as with social media, there will be those who will abuse the technology.

7 thoughts on “Are You Tired of Talking About AI?

  1. Marilyn Armstrong February 24, 2023 / 9:44 pm

    Considering the crap being pushed by publishers recently — and that obviously doesn’t include every author everywhere — I’m not sure AI generated text is going to be much worse that the really awful stuff we are seeing supposedly written by people. My worry is NOT the AI will get a lot better, it’s that people will get a lot worse and they will meet in the misty mid-region.

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  2. Maggie February 26, 2023 / 6:40 am

    These were our early childhood Sci Fi fears. Anyone who saw 2001 A Space Odyssey knew the evil that lurked behind the circuits of good ole’ HAL.

    Writing is slowly being minimized as part of school curriculums – at least in secondary schools. What nurtures creativity? It is technology now.

    I hope we can find a way to use it to benefit rather than harm.

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  3. leigha66 March 3, 2023 / 10:55 am

    I would never buy an AI written book. It would have no heart to it, only words.

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