Since becoming a writer for Sanvada, new doors and connections have opened for me that I had not experienced before; one such connection offered me an opportunity to participate in a project involving Artificial Intelligence authors.
While AI continues to break barriers in areas that were first conceived in Science Fiction movies and novels, there are still areas that experimentation is taking place but may be too early to achieve success; becoming successful authors of Biographies is one of them. Join me as I share my experience in The AI Author Project: A Biography on Me.
What is The AI Author Project?
Starting at the beginning, I was contacted through an email on November 13 th saying that a representative from Artillect Publishing was notifying me that a book written about me was available for sale on Amazon.com and wanted to know if I could help them with their project. Apparently, Artillect Publishing uses AI authors to write biographies not only about famous individuals but your average persons as well; imagine my surprise when I discovered this included myself! The representative further explained: “We employ AI authors to write bibliographical books not just about celebs but regular folks as well. We’ve recently started and are training our robot-authors to ‘write’ better books by enhancing them with the feedback from our users.”
The reason I was contacted was for my passion on the latest news regarding tech and since I am a tech writer, the publishing company would gladly send the book to me for free and asked if after reading it, could I write about their project as well as my opinion about it; naturally, I could not refuse. There website shows many books written by these robot-authors and it may come as a surprise to someone to visit the website in which to find a book written about themselves.
Can an AI Author Succeed in Writing a Biography?
The question of whether or not an AI author can successfully write a Biography about another person is tricky as it depends on one’s interpretation of its’ meaning. Dictionary.com states several meanings of this term, which includes a written account of another person’s life: the biography of Byron by Marchand. Since my background includes roughly ten years of experience as a Middle School English teacher, I have seen a multitude of examples and know what to expect from a true Biography; however, the AI author’s attempt is not what I would say is a “traditional” one. […]