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Genre-fiction authors are using AI in their novels. Most write for Amazon’s Kindle platform, where an extremely rapid pace of publishing, as fast as a book a month, is the norm. AI helped them write quickly, but it also raised complex aesthetic and ethical questions. Would the widespread use of AI warp fiction toward the most common conventions and tropes? What parts of the writing process can be automated before the writing no longer feels like their own? Should authors have to disclose their use of AI?
With the debut of ChatGPT, many of the questions these writers were dealing with have become more urgent and mainstream. I checked back with one of the authors, Jennifer Lepp, who writes in the cozy paranormal mystery subgenre under the pen name Leanne Leeds, to see how she was thinking about AI now. She’s still using the GPT-3-based tool Sudowrite — in fact, she is now paid to write tips on using it for the company’s blog — and has begun incorporating some of the more recent tools into her fiction. We spoke about what it’s been like working with ChatGPT, how its debut has roiled the independent author community, and other topics.   

Source: The Verge

Date: January 2nd, 2023

Link: https://www.theverge.com/23520625/chatgpt-openai-amazon-kindle-novel

Discussion

Obviously for an MIS class we are not helping students write novels, but what this author has to say about using ChatGPT to help her writing process is, I think, very useful for our business students.

  1. In what ways could you use ChatGPT AI to enhance your work as an MIS major?
  2. Are there ways to help companies use ChatGPT to enhance their work? What are the possible careers around this?

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