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In the news today seems to be capable of producing writing in various styles that seem to be potentially indistinguishable from human writing. And the code authors are concerned about fully releasing it due to the potential for misuse. blog.openai.com/better-languag

@jc interesting article. I see they tested it on making kids books.

I wonder what this means for the future of book copyright. Who owns the copyright if a book written by AI? AI could flood the market with books.

Is this the realization of 'if enough monkeys bang on a typewriter they will eventually produce Shakespeare'?

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