Ramblings and Reflections
In this dynamic, every evolving world of artificial intelligence, AI, the retail giant, Amazon, is catching up. Now, Amazon will require authors to report any AI-generated content (text, images, or translations) within their books. Book covers, interior images, or artwork will also fall under these AI-generated rules. Responsibility rests with the author to notify Amazon of any AI-generated content. There is a clear distinction between AI-generated and AI-assisted content as follows: AI-generated content is created by an AI-based tool, while AI-assisted content is created by an individual. AI-based content might be improved upon by the author or helped the author ‘brainstorm’ an idea. However, the AI-based content originates with the author. Remember, each author will be required to verify whether their work(s) contains AI-generated material. Be careful. Don’t disregard Amazon’s guidelines because the company can be unyielding concerning the rules. Often unforgiving errors because of ignorance about the guidelines. An author might find it difficult to clarify a mistake and it may affect the release of their material. Whether this will benefit creatives or place another hurdle in the path toward publication is unknown. Time will decide.