Music written by AI: https://www.npr.org/sections/alltechcon ... our-dreamsEgo wrote: ↑Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:50 amAI is already writing music and news stories. Google and Amazon have enough data about you now and enough computational power to generate a never-ending novel specifically for you that keeps you interested, engaged and paying the subscription.
It is only a matter of time.
But maybe in the future, AI will be able to write music and novels that people will pay for. Amazon has its own publishing arm, Apub, and, just like Netflix, takes a look at what consumers/readers want and delivers those things. They're maximizing their revenue per customer. Amazon specifically uses Kindle Unlimited as a loss leader to bring people regularly to their website where they can sell you other things.
Rachel Caine has a series about the Great Library of Alexandria where it is a cross between the Vatican and Hogwarts. The Great Library controls all information. It's chilling because it's easy to see the parallels between the dystopian world that Rachel Caine created and our own.EdithKeeler wrote: ↑Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:59 amBut writing is ultimately so... ephemeral. Clay tablets last better/longer than ebooks and paper books. We’re probably living in sort of a golden age of writing/publishing because of amazon, yet how many of those books will be available 1000 years from now? (Granted, many of them are terrible so who cares.... but still).
But it’s interesting to me that if we continue down the digital path, our trove of knowledge is still only about as secure as the library at Alexandria.