Send in the Clones - The Onslaught of AI Computer Generated Books Is Upon Us by P.Mattern
Although usually ensconced in my writing cave, I remember hearing some buzz a few months ago about AI computer generated novels, made possible by breakthroughs in the field of Machine Learning-basically the ability to write software programs to absorb reams of data, text, and information and be able to recognize the common themes, character depiction and word choices used, incorporating them in the form of custom made Bot-created novels.
That sounded kind of fringe to me at the time, something that might take place in the future?
What a shock to discover recently, as I was doing research for a scifi novel, that HUNDREDS of these machine created tomes had already landed on Amazon and other platforms with no heads up or warning labels to distinguish them from the books produced with the usual time-honored blood, sweat, inspiration, and tears put forth by human authors.
I began receiving email petitions from organizations like Thriller Writers to join protests against the methods used by these book writing Bots because apparently many of them program the AI Novel writing software by downloading already published novels containing copyrighted protected work without any permissions to do so. One of the dozens and dozens of Writing services listed (you can Google them under “AI writing services”) offers to do the “heavy lifting”s o that would-be authors can write their “bestselling novel”, free from the usual stress of having to think of their own original characters and plotlines and without fear of being slowed down by the dreaded “writer's block”.
One popular AI novel writing program, ChatGPT “learned” to write by scanning millions of pages of existing text. Reviews by CNET, a technology reviewing group, found the books produced by ChatGPT to contain errors and also some plagiarized passages.
For those who consider writing to be a craft rather than a commodity, AI created literature is not good news. A short sampling of AI Bot-generated titles, many of them children’s books, reveals not so stellar plots and stilted phrasing. There is something to be said for both the quality and the authenticity of tales told by those human wordsmiths who impart the kind of vibrancy, soul and spirit in their writing that is perhaps impossible to replicate by artificial means.
In the meantime, while human authors and readers are sleeping, computers are busy generating more and more completed novels to flood the already saturated market, inputting millions of already published and copyrighted titles by human authors as grist for their nefarious mill.
-Maybe they just uploaded YOUR book!
About The Author
P.Mattern is a USA TODAY BESTSELLING,Amazon Bestselling and Award Winning author.also known as "MAMA FANG", she is the author of over 81 published books and novellas and included in many bestselling anthology collections. Born with a stylus in her tiny hand she wrote stories to entertain classmates in elementary school and won awards for fiction and poetry in college.After being laid off from her professional job in Mental Health she began writing down all the stories she had carried in her head.. She was inspired by Anne Rice and her differently abled son to write Book One of Full Moon Series 'World of Azglen'♡ about a widow and her adult handicapped son who becomes brainy and strong after being bitten by a vampire. Soon her children J.C.Estall and Marcus Mattern joined her in writing Full Moon Series. She is the author of the Amazon Bestselling Vampire Princess Trilogy, The Winter House, The Creatures Who Love Me, Queen of the Fireflies, Andy of the Damned, Strident House,Shock of Night, Vampire Orphanage,Forest of Bleeding Trees and others.
She is currently working on book 10 of Full Moon Series 'CROON', a thriller/horror novel, 'SUFFICIENT EVIL',and 'MIDNIGHT MAGNOLIAS'.
P.Mattern is a member of Thriller Writers Association. Her work has appeared in numerous ezines and anthologies( Hearts Unleashed, Once Upon a Broken Crown,Collected Christmas Horror, Collected Horror Drabbles, Santa's Naughty List, and her work appears in many additional and notable horror collections.
P.Mattern currently lives in the midwest and is currently involved with one of her characters. ("It's complicated.") She is a RONE nominated and
Winner Tell-Tale Publishing VIncent Price Award in 2015 for 'Terrible Choices'
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