It sounds crazy, but artificial intelligence has reached the level of writing stories almost alone, using some prompts. I know bot were never impressive at all, but honestly we arrived to a point where AI should receive wider attention from the public.

Why? Simply because it servers rather impressive things, and I'm not just talking about text summarization, but also that AI is capable to write in a style of J.K. Rowling whole conversations that never existed before.

What Kind of AI Technologies and Tools Are We Talking About?

There are several new AI text-to-text and text-to-image technologies and models that have been developed recently.

  • ChatGPT by OpenAI – A text-to-text Natural Language Processing tool
  • GPT-3 by OpenAI – An AI model utilized by several apps
  • DALL-E 2 by OpenAI – A text-to-image tool to create images from prompts
  • Midjourney by David Holz – A text-ti-image diffusion model
  • Stable Diffusion by LMU Munich –  A text-to-image diffusion model to create images from prompts

Find more copyright and image generation tools and and models on AI Scores.

How The Authors Created These Books?

Well using generative AI is definitely takes some efforts. It isn't just about saying “please ChatGPT write me a book”, but honestly…almost.

As a rule I would say, the more effort the real author puts into prompts the better the result would be.

Usually authors should outline the story, by making headlines and micro story descriptions like “Write a short conversation about a little girl called Alice and a robot called Sparkle, where Alice wants to learn more about how Sparkle thinks.” Or something similar happened when Ammaar Reshi (see below) created the text content for children's book Alice and Sparkle.

Writing a book still is not about taking the world over. In fact, it's actually quite interesting. What could a robot write about? Exactly. Let's find out.

No matter how surprising it seems, it will definitely trigger some interest. With these thoughts in mind, here are a few AI generated books, as well as what you can learn from them.

What Are The Most Interesting Books Written by AI?

Beyond the Five Senses, by Ajay Malik and AI (2023)

I like the concept of this book. Basically, it claims AI won't replace people. Instead, it will replace people not using AI with people using AI. Think about it for a minute, and you'll see it actually makes sense.

Anyway, this book written by AI covers some of the myths regarding this modern technology. It clears out all the misconceptions about it. It also focuses on the benefits of using AI in various operations, for both people and businesses.

It's an incredible journey, no doubt about it. And this book clears it out and gives you the tools to join it while leaving myths and misconceptions behind.

Whether you're into business, the future, technology, or you're just curious, I think this book concludes with something anyone can use, and I'll let you discover that.

The idea behind it is fairly simple. If you’re like me, you were probably just as worried about AI taking over. If you go through this book, you’ll realize that it won’t happen too soon.

And before I move on, there’s another thing that drew my attention. The AI took 15 hours to write the book. The author spent nearly 15 years to write a similar one. That’s how powerful AI can be.

The ebook version of Beyond the Five Senses is also available for free on author's website.

Aum Golly 2, by Jukka Aalho, ChatGPT and Midjourney (2023)

Artificial intelligence is not all about writing sentences and paragraphs that make sense. It’s not just about writing guides to help people understand how it works. Instead, it can also deal with poetry.

This book written by AI is basically a poetry volume. Believe it or not, illustrations are also generated by artificial intelligence. All these things have been coordinated and put together by Jukka Aalho. It looks like AI still has a bit to learn.

All in all, this book is the second one in a bigger series and explores the creativity and imagination of technology. Believe it or not, it took AI about 12 hours to complete the book. The actual text was generated by ChatGPT, while illustrations were produced with MidJourney.

Don’t expect any sophisticated poems with deep meanings. AI is not that far yet. Instead, you’ll find innocent poems that kids could learn.

I was impressed by the innocence in these poems but also by the 23 unique colorful illustrations.

Alice and Sparkle, by Ammaar Reshi, ChatGPT and Midjourney (2023)

If you thought AI generated books are all about showing off, you were wrong. AI is evolving pretty fast, and today, you can find actual stories too. And this is exactly what drew my attention in the first place.

Alice and Sparkle is a simple story about a girl who understands the benefits of artificial intelligence. She gets involved and even creates her own little robot. Known as Sparkle, the robot will join her in a series of adventures with the one and only purpose of making the world better.

To me, this book is about the importance of AI if used correctly. But then, I think this is a children's story at heart and would make a good educational tool for kids as well. It's encouraging and can inspire curiosity and the will to learn more about technology.

The book is also enhanced with illustrations. But the text and images were created using AI tools, such as ChatGPT and MidJourney.

ChatGPT on ChatGPT, by Jeff Hampton and ChatGPT (2022)

This is one of the most interesting AI generated books I've been through, and for some simple reasons. AI doesn't have a brain. It's trainable and will react based on what we feed these machines.

Now, this book is about ChatGPT, and believe it or not, it's written by ChatGPT. Exactly! Someone’s asked artificial intelligence to write about itself.

This book goes into pretty small details and will explain how AI actually works. It offers a unique insight into what AI thinks about itself. It brings in a glimpse into artificial intelligence, its operating principles, and how it might evolve from this point on.

The book is entirely written by AI, but obviously supervised by a human, like most other AI books right now.

To me, this is a book about the future. It’s a book that helped me understand more about this technology, how it might evolve and what we need to do to keep it under control.

Quest for Ikigai, by Christian P. Wilson, ChatGPT and Jasper AI (2023)

This is a self-help book written by AI. Ikigai is a concept in Japanese culture and defines our reason for being. It's a mix of things you love, things you're good at, and things our world needs, among others.

To keep it simple, it’s where all your purposes in life meet.

The concept is also about managing to find your vocation in life. Everyone has an ikigai, but not everyone can find it. Locating this place in your life will help you achieve a more fulfilling experience. It’s the key to happiness.

I know it’s weird taking knowledge and advice from robots, but trust me, the book is very well written and can definitely help you reflect and find your inner peace.

Final words on AI Generated Books

There are several legal considerations when it comes to AI-generated books, including copyright. For example, under copyright law, the creator of an AI-generated book may own the copyright to the work, but there may be questions whether the trained AI model behind the algorithm how learned the style of certain authors.

Let me give a concrete example, in 2023, Getty Images sued the creators of Stable Diffusion claiming they trained the AI model with their dataset. In a sense behind every line the AI writes and every image the AI generates there are multiple original authors, blog article writers, but with simple words AI mashes their work and creates a new understandable one.

AI-generated books could potentially replace part of human writers and editors, leading to job loss and changes in the publishing industry. But the trend isn't happening now, but it will certainly raise issues in the near future.

At the end of day, it’s definitely interesting to see what AI have in “mind” when it comes to writing books.

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