Is ChatGPT a writer?
INVESTIGATION – The recent eruption of the chatbot ChatGPT poses several intellectual and legal questions for writers and publishers: Is ChatGPT really a creator? And, if so, what might its status be in literature?
In December 2022, Ammaar Reshi, a 28-year-old designer from California, wants to give a gift to the first child of a couple of friends. He then came up with the idea of using theartificial intelligence (IA) to write and illustrate a children’s book. “I wanted a story that would show the magic of AI to children,” he explained on Twitter. From then on begins a two-day exchange with the conversational robot ChatGPTduring which Ammaar refines her questions and desires. “It was like having a co-worker I could play with in a question and answer game.” ChatGPT concocts a story for her, and the Midjourney image generator gives her a shape, the face of a little girl with big blue eyes and that of a friendly robot. The finished book is 26 pages, Ammaar Reshi decides to put it on sale on Amazon. “It has so far sold 1400 copies.»
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