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The old saying goes that if it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck… it’s a duck. However, this phrase that grandparents have repeated so often is probably out of date if we apply it to the new trend of “texting” via the Internet. Artificial Intelligence (AI),

Bidding is not free. There is growing controversy surrounding literary texts being published exclusively using AI. Dozens of pages written in a matter of minutes: stories, novels, poems that come to light thanks to ChatGPT.

But are we really talking about literature?

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This isn’t the only question with the product of this new style of AI and the continuing technological revolution that characterizes this part of the 21st century. Because, come on, what about writers as original, unique writers?

Before attempting to answer, it is worth knowing the creative process behind these books which are primarily sold on Amazon.

American Brett Shikler created an electronic volume of children’s stories using ChatGPT, with blocks of text working off simple prompts such as “Write a story about a father teaching his son about financial literacy”. .

By honing such pointers, he was able to complete a 30-page book that took him only a few hours to finish and called “The Wise Little Squirrel: A Tale of Saving and Investing”, which Offered on Amazon only for Rs. Over $2 and encouraged the author – who never had any plans to be an author – to continue publishing.

According to Reuters, as of mid-February 2023, there were over 200 e-books on Amazon’s Kindle store that listed ChatGPT as the author or co-author, a trend that is growing.

Shikler is not alone, he is one of many who have joined a wave that continues to gain shape. Even on social networks like YouTube, TikTok and Reddit, dozens of tutorials are being circulated on using AI to generate text in a matter of hours.

An author named Frank White created a 119-page novel titled “Galactic Pimp: Volume 1” in 24 hours, and showed the entire process in a YouTube video. What is this novel about? As the Amazon description read, this volley tells of a conflict between alien factions in the Red Star galaxy that battle human-staffed brothels. Its cost is only 1 dollar.

In a YouTube video, White claims that anyone with the means and time could create 300 such books a year using AI.

On Amazon you find books that teach you how to create literary text with AI.

Meanwhile in Peru…

Arturo Goga, a well-known influencer on technology issues, announced on his network that he has created a book of fables using AI, including illustrations to accompany his story.

Goga shared the news on April 3 as: “Peruvian Fables Created with AI”, 11 fables featuring memorable characters, fantastical creatures and lessons for children aged 7-14. The first book of Peruvian fables with AI! And he also explained in detail about the process and the tools he used.

“I used GPT-4 to generate ideas, asking: ‘Make me a story based on Peruvian traditions that deals with the sea, where the protagonists are an uncle and nephew. and during the course of the story, the uncle must have an accident, which is a memorable phrase for the nephew. Inspired by Georges Polti’s ’36 Dramatic Situations’, I created a plot structure for 11 fables. Then I Worked with AI to bring these unique stories to life,” he explained on Twitter.

Goga says that once the AI ​​gave him the text, he asked it to rewrite it through new commands—if he deemed it necessary. After Fables was created, he created illustrations with another AI, Midjourney.

The book “Peruvian Fables Co-Created with AI” presents stories for children with structured narratives and vividly original characters and illustrations, it is sold on Amazon.

Arturo Goga created the first book made with AI.

Who is the author?

The line is thin and the dispute is global, planetary. There are concerns about intellectual property and copyright on AI-generated works. According to the National Institute for the Defense of Competition and the Protection of Intellectual Property (Indecopy), it is clear that most laws around the world – including Peru – demand works as a requirement to be able to be protected by copyright. Are. Laws that are “an expression of human intelligence”.

However Indecopy’s Copyright Directorate states that currently the legal landscape is not entirely clear, it must be established whether the work was created by humans or with the “assistance” of some artificial intelligence or, if in the process, “any is not human” intervention or participation, being merely a random result “generated autonomously” by technological means such as AI … In this line, there is no involvement of a natural person in the creation process, but an AI, they The works would not be protected under the present copyright system”.

Finally, they reflect on whether it would be in line with each country’s governments to establish minimum parameters that these human-created works must possess, whether they are aided or generated entirely by AI. .

There is a huge controversy surrounding books created with AI. (Photo: Pixabay)

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The question is ripe and the uncertainty is justified, as it usually is when there is a major technological change. The new is always seen as a threat to the status quo, but in the history of literature, as in the history of art, ideological earthquakes abound, products of vanguardism that suddenly change the rules of the game, which are almost the norm. Modernity. , until each innovation finds its place in tradition or simply disappears after its great moment.

For teacher and author David Roca Basadre, who recently published ‘Ardientes Enhellos’, AI-generated texts may be attractive to the occasional consumer, perhaps eager for news, but hardly to those who Seek or cultivate more intense reading.

“It is likely that for less diligent readers these publications will be enough. But, from experience, I can say that AI is not only not correct, but also makes tremendous mistakes, which the informed reader can detect. In short , I do not think that this type of literature impresses writers and publishers who affirm their sources or original reflections of ‘themselves’. If we talk about literary creation, it has a dose of subjectivity, What the robot does not have without the contribution of emotions is impossible to recreate.

Instead, poet and cultural manager Alex Alejandro sees the use of AI as an opportunity.

“Today there is a strong buzz about AI, but in addition, it is a reality that is going to change part of the cultural industries. Currently, many manuscripts are changed in form and substance to some extent by their editors before they are published. And it doesn’t take authorship away from authors to give credit to editors. I see this as a window of opportunity, not just for authors, but for the book industry.

Whatever it is, it is clear that the presence of AI in human lives will continue to grow and there is no way to avoid it. The best thing to do is, as always, be future ready and embrace new technologies.

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