Does generative artificial intelligence infringe copyright?

From The Economist: GENERATIVE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (AI) will transform the workplace. The International Monetary Fund reckons that AI tools, which includes ones that produce text or images from written prompts, will eventually affect 40% of jobs. Goldman Sachs, a bank, says that the technology could replace 300m jobs worldwide. Sceptics say those estimates exaggerate. But … Read more

Artificial Intelligence and the Business of Writing

From Writer Unboxed: A few weeks ago, my publisher put up a post on the company’s private Facebook page. The small press had received a manuscript submission that seemed unusual compared to the hundreds of others they sort through each week. Although the manuscript was remarkably tidy in terms of compliance with grammar and style, … Read more

Artificial intelligence in architecture: 10 use cases and top technologies

From itransition: Artificial intelligence in architecture enables engineers and architects to design, plan, and build structures more efficiently. With this technology at hand, architects can optimize designs for sustainability and cost-efficiency and come up with never-before-seen design solutions. AI allows them to brainstorm and conceptualize their ideas. Moreover, AI enables architects to identify patterns that … Read more

Copyright Implications of the Relationship Between Generative Artificial Intelligence and Text and Data Mining

From InfoJustice.org: In the heated copyright discussions over generative artificial intelligence, the term “text and data mining” is sometimes used interchangeably with “machine learning” or the “ingestion of material” to train large language models in the generative artificial intelligence context.  This paper attempts to define these activities more precisely to better understand their treatment under different … Read more

Artificial Intelligence Raises Questions On Intellectual Property And Ownership

From Texas A&M Today: The battle over intellectual property (IP) ownership and the use of artificial intelligence (AI) continues as high-profile authors like George R.R. Martin are suing OpenAI for copyright infringement. Additionally, a major factor in the WGA/SAG-AFTRA strikes has been negotiating protections of writer’s contributions and actor’s likenesses. Even tattoo artists are questioning … Read more

Artificial Intelligence: Issues in a Hot Summer’s Debate

From Publishing Perspectives: Heating up right along with international temperature gauges this summer, the issues around “artificial intelligence” and publishing seem to become more contentious weekly. The United States’ Authors Guild updated its information on Wednesday (July 19) to say that more than 10,000 “writers and their supporters” have signed an open letter to CEOs of AI companies including … Read more

Scientific Consensus: The development of full artificial intelligence

The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race….It would take off on its own, and re-design itself at an ever increasing rate. Humans, who are limited by slow biological evolution, couldn’t compete, and would be superseded. Stephen Hawking told the BBC The pace of progress in artificial intelligence (I’m … Read more

Tool or Terror? Looking to Literature to Better Understand Artificial Intelligence

From The Literary Hub: “The Algorithm knew the timing of our periods. It knew when and if we’d marry,” begins “The Future Is a Click Away,” a curious short story in Allegra Hyde’s new collection, The Last Catastrophe. “It knew how we’d die… It knew what seemed unknowable: the hidden chambers of our hearts. When it … Read more

Reactions to ‘Artificial Intelligence’: Scribd Alters Its Terms

From Publishing Perspectives: In a statement issued from San Francisco today (May 9), the subscription service Scribd has “clarified how its data may be used in an update to its terms of service.” This update, according to the company, “emphasizes that Scribd’s users, subscribers, and partner companies may not utilize the company’s data for monetization … Read more

Reactions to ‘Artificial Intelligence’: Scribd Alters Its Terms

From Publishing Perspectives: In a statement issued from San Francisco today (May 9), the subscription service Scribd has “clarified how its data may be used in an update to its terms of service.” This update, according to the company, “emphasizes that Scribd’s users, subscribers, and partner companies may not utilize the company’s data for monetization … Read more

The 10 Best Artificial Intelligence Films, Ranked

From Movie Maker: A.I. (or artificial intelligence) is everywhere, and movies have been warning us about its potential dangers for decades. With some of the wildest elements of sci-fi movies coming to virtual life before our eyes, we had no trouble thinking of most of the movies on this list of the 10 Best Films … Read more

Artificial Intelligence in the Garden of Eden

From The Wall Street Journal: The dawn of the internet age was so exciting. I took my grade-school son, enthralled by Apple computers, to see Steve Jobs speak at a raucous convention in New York almost a quarter-century ago. What fervor there was. At a seminar out West 30 years ago I attended a lecture … Read more

AI Isn’t Really Artificial Intelligence

From Tech Register: At its core, today’s AI is incapable of comprehension, knowledge, thought, or “intelligence.” This name is little more than a marketing gimmick. Nothing’s easier to sell than a product with a good name. The technology that we call “artificial intelligence” is extremely complicated, but thanks to its name, you already have an … Read more

Copyright in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

Following is a transcript of a meeting sponsored by the United States Copyright Office on February 5, 2020, that includes remarks from a variety of speakers regarding Artificial Intelligence and Copyright. As PG is posting this, the meeting happened slightly less than three years ago and an explosion of artificial intelligence research, programs, apps, etc., … Read more

The Amazing Ways Google And Grammarly Use Artificial Intelligence To Improve Your Writing

From Forbes (in 2018): While online editing tools such as Grammarly and grammar suggestions from Google Docs aren’t foolproof, the artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms that power them are successfully improving the way many of us write. In the process, it saved millions of embarrassing errors caused by carelessness (there vs. they’re) and, of … Read more

Artificial intelligence will reach human levels

Artificial intelligence will reach human levels by around 2029. Follow that out further to, say, 2045, and we will have multiplied the intelligence – the human biological machine intelligence of our civilization – a billion-fold. Ray Kurzweil The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race….It would take off on … Read more

Artificial intelligence will reach human levels

Artificial intelligence will reach human levels by around 2029. Follow that out further to, say, 2045, we will have multiplied the intelligence, the human biological machine intelligence of our civilization a billion-fold. Ray Kurzweil

How Artificial Intelligence Helped Make an Experimental Pop Album

From Smithsonian Magazine: When you listen to experimental pop band YACHT’s discography, the 2019 ​​album Chain Tripping fits right in. Pulsing with glitchy synth sounds, infectious bass riffs and the sweet voice of lead singer Claire L. Evans, Chain Tripping is a successful, Grammy-nominated album that sounds like YACHT, through and through. It’s such a … Read more

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence will reach human levels by around 2029. Follow that out further to, say, 2045, and we will have multiplied the intelligence – the human biological machine intelligence of our civilization – a billion-fold. Ray Kurzweil, American inventor and futurist

Artificial intelligence reduces a 100,000-equation quantum physics problem to only four equations

From Phys.org: Using artificial intelligence, physicists have compressed a daunting quantum problem that until now required 100,000 equations into a bite-size task of as few as four equations—all without sacrificing accuracy. The work, published in the September 23 issue of Physical Review Letters, could revolutionize how scientists investigate systems containing many interacting electrons. Moreover, if scalable … Read more

Some people call this artificial intelligence

Some people call this artificial intelligence, but the reality is this technology will enhance us. So instead of artificial intelligence, I think we’ll augment our intelligence. Ginni Rometty

With artificial intelligence, we are summoning the demon

With artificial intelligence, we are summoning the demon. You know all those stories where there’s the guy with the pentagram and the holy water, and he’s like, yeah, he’s sure he can control the demon? Doesn’t work out. Elon Musk

Artificial intelligence is breaking patent law

From Nature: In 2020, a machine-learning algorithm helped researchers to develop a potent antibiotic that works against many pathogens. Artificial intelligence (AI) is also being used to aid vaccine development, drug design, materials discovery, space technology and ship design. Within a few years, numerous inventions could involve AI. This is creating one of the biggest … Read more

Artificial Intelligence – Images

Here’s another example of artificial intelligence creating original images: This was created by using the following prompt to the AI: Gothic Victorian London with harmonic colors created by subtle brush strokes. This was created using Hotpot.ai, which provides online creation of images via artificial intelligence. The site offers some rudimentary images at no charge, but … Read more

Artificial Intelligence – Text to Speech

Amazon has a website as part of its Amazon Web Services site that demonstrates various applications of artificial intelligence: One of those sites is for the demonstration of Amazon Polly, a text-to-speech program. PG understands that Polly has multi-lingual capabilities, but it appears PG is not located in a region that has access to more … Read more

Artificial Intelligence Writing Assistants

From Becomeawritertoday: A writing assistant is a software program that uses artificial intelligence technology to help writers with the creative process. This can include everything from offering a grammar checker to assisting with the nuances of the language to make the writing more engaging. English writers have a lot of options available for them if … Read more

How Collaborating With Artificial Intelligence Could Help Writers of the Future

From The Literary Hub: Art has long been claimed as a final frontier for automation—a field seen as so ineluctably human that AI may never master it. But as robots paint self-portraits, machines overtake industries, and natural language processors write New York Times columns, this long-held belief could be on the way out. Computational literature … Read more

Artificial Intelligence and the Future of the Human Race

From BookBrowse: Science fiction tends to reflect deeper moral issues and fears confronting a society at the time it is written. Storytelling is a safe method to express anxieties about the state of the world. It allows authors and readers an opportunity to explore the murkiness of uncertainty in a non-threatening manner. Reading and discussing … Read more

6 Predictions for the Future of Artificial Intelligence in 2020

Since the online profile of the publishing business tends to sink around the holidays, PG tends to go a bit farther afield for TPV during this time. That said, Artificial Intelligence is, at least for PG, a fascinating topic. From Adweek: The business world’s enthusiasm for artificial intelligence has been building towards a fever pitch … Read more

Is Artificial Intelligence the Ultimate University Stimulus?

From readwrite: What does it take to make the university the best learning experience in the lifecycle of one’s education? Higher education is all about developing skills, exploring new theories, and applying them to the actualities of real life. Throughout this journey, students are encouraged to stay on top of their workload, study, and complete … Read more

Copyright and Artificial Intelligence

From Plagiarism Today: Depending on who you talk to, true artificial intelligence can be right around the corner or an impossible pipe dream that humanity will never reach. However, there is one unavoidable truth. Computers are increasingly doing more and more of the heavy lifting when it comes to creating new content. Just in the … Read more

Artificial Intelligence is Your Mentor

Nothing to do with books, unless you’re looking for ideas for dystopian fiction. From The Wall Street Journal (with a 15 second commercial at the beginning, sorry): .

Generating Music With Artificial Intelligence

Since PG’s earlier post on using artificial intelligence to write fiction generated some interesting comments. From Medium: I started playing piano when I was five years old. I used to practice for about an hour every day and let me tell you, an hour felt like forever. I didn’t stop thought, and I kept on … Read more

Artificial Intelligence in Publishing

From Personanondata: Those of us who may be short on time and haven’t been able to get to that autobiography we’ve been meaning to write need worry no longer:  Artillect Publishing will do the work for you by scanning your online presence, merging some ancillary information and producing your sure-to-be best-selling biography.  Using artificial intelligence in its production process, … Read more

Artificial Intelligence and copyright: a happy (or even possible) relationship?

From The 1709 Blog: [I]n the realm of IP one of the questions that have been asked with increasing frequency is whether and to what extent AI has the potential to replace humans, including in the creative fields. As AI machines become increasingly autonomous, can they be regarded as ‘authors’ in a copyright sense and, if … Read more

Bezos Says Artificial Intelligence to Fuel Amazon’s Success

From Bloomberg: Amazon.com Inc. is embracing artificial intelligence to deliver goods more quickly, enhance its voice-activated Alexa assistant and create new tools sold to others through its cloud-computing division, Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos said in his annual shareholder letter. Changes ushered in by artificial intelligence and machine learning will help the companies that embrace … Read more

Artificial Intelligence Looms Larger in the Corporate World

From The Wall Street Journal: Artificial intelligence, long a subject of fanciful forecasts, is starting to enter the corporate world in a much bigger way, as costs decline and the need increases to identify patterns within ever-growing troves of business data. Once a mainstay of startups and big-tech firms such as International Business Machines Corp. … Read more

Meet the artificially intelligent chatbot trying to curtail loneliness in America

From The Hill: The concept of an artificially intelligent companion has been around fordecades longer than the AI technology has existed in a readily accessibleform. From droids like C3PO and R2D2 of the Star Wars universe, to JoaquinPhoenix’s virtual assistant, Samantha, from Her, there is no shortage of popculture examples of the fabled robot helpers. … Read more

The Real Threat From A.I. Isn’t Superintelligence. It’s Gullibility.

From Slate: The rapid rise of artificial intelligence over the past few decades, from pipe dream to reality, has been staggering. A.I. programs have long been chess and Jeopardy! Champions, but they have also conquered poker, crossword puzzles, Go, and even protein folding. They power the social media, video, and search sites we all use daily, and very recently they have leaped … Read more

The Art of Intelligence

From Public Books: “The artist no longer creates work,” proclaims cybernetic artist Nicolas Schöffer, “he creates creation.” Schöffer’s remark is often quoted to describe art installations made with AI. It appeals because it flatters a classical hubris. Our species esteems itself as approaching the divine, godlike in our crafting of artifacts that then act like … Read more

Most of the intelligence

Most of the intelligence out there must be artificial intelligence. We keep looking for critters like us living on a planet like ours, where in fact the majority of the intelligence out there is not biological. That would be my argument. Seth Shostak

Will copyright law enable or inhibit generative AI?

From The World Economic Forum: As artificial intelligence (AI) moves beyond performing simple tasks to creating original content, it blurs the lines between humans and machines. In doing so, it challenges a core tenet of many traditional intellectual property (IP) frameworks: only works created by humans are protected by copyright laws. The development and training … Read more