ChatGPT is listed as author or co-author of more than 200 books that are for sale in Amazon’s Kindle store, according to what was reported by Reuters. There is even a new subgenre on the portal: books on how ChatGPT works, written entirely of course by the revolutionary chatbot.
Conversational artificial intelligence has even ventured into the creation of poetry books, as is the case with echoes of the universe. “This collection of poems offers a unique perspective on the beauty and wonder of outer space,” says the review of the text, which the platform offers for a little more than 14 euros.
The number of exact books written thanks to the chatbot could be higher, because many of the authors do not disclose that they have used this tool for their writing. This has already set off alarm bells in the publishing industry. “We really need to worry, these books will flood the market and many authors will be out of a job,” said Mary Rasenberger, executive director Authors Guildthe oldest and largest professional organization of writers in the United States.
Many would-be novelists and self-help experts They have found in chatbots the solution to earn quick money. Several tutorials are already circulating on social networks that explain how to make a book in just a few hours. Illustrated books for children are among the most common, but they can be found from recipe books for dieting to texts on software coding.
What does Amazon say about the books written by ChatGPT?
Frank White is an author who demonstrated in a YouTube video how, in less than a day, he created a 119-page novel. The book is titled Galactic Pimp: Vol. 1 and tells the story of various groups of aliens fighting for control of a brothel run by humans. According to White, anyone could produce 300 similar books in a year thanks to applications like ChatGPT.
Although White confesses in the video to having used the chatbot, in the Amazon store authorship is awarded. Like him, many more. Amazon’s policies prohibit plagiarism, but are unclear about the use of artificial intelligence in writing the works it promotes.
Reuters He asked both Amazon and OpenAI, developer of ChatGPT, for clarification. Amazon spokeswoman Lindsay Hamilton explained that all books in the store should comply with intellectual property regulations. However, He did not clarify whether the company had plans to revise its regulations on the use of artificial intelligence.. At OpenAI, for their part, they decided not to comment on the subject.
The position that Amazon takes on the books written by ChatGPT is more than relevant. It is the largest seller of physical and electronic books. It accounts for more than half of book sales in the United States and, by some estimates, more than 80% of the e-book market. “There should be transparency from the authors and the platforms about how these books are created or you will end up with a lot of low-quality books,” said Rasenberger, of Authors Guild.
ChatGPT was launched in November of last year. He surprised the industry by the naturalness and accuracy in his answers. Such was the impact that Microsoft decided to relaunch Bing, its search engine, with the incorporation of this tool and launched a frantic race for the development of similar Artificial Intelligence applications.