The Morning After: The Kindle Store’s hottest new author is ChatGPT

According to a report from Reuters, ChatGPT is listed as the author or co-author of at least 200 books on Amazon’s Kindle Store. However, the number of bot-written books is likely higher than that since Amazon’s policy does not require authors to disclose their use of AI.

Brett Schickler published on the Kindle Store a children’s book written and illustrated by AI. Although Schickler says the book has earned him less than $100 since its release in January, he spent just a few hours creating it with ChatGPT prompts such as “write a story about a father teaching his son about financial literacy.”

Science fiction publishing Clarkesworld Magazine has temporarily suspended short story submissions after receiving a flood of articles suspected of using AI without disclosure, as reported by PCMag. Although editor Neil Clarke did not specify how he identified them, he recognized the (allegedly) bot-assisted stories because of “some very obvious patterns.” He added that spam submissions resulting in bans reached 38 percent in February.

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