Every week, there are news reports on how AI will impact jobs, but what about the impact of AI on indie authors?
Can we surf the change instead of being drowned by it? Could it make our lives better as creative entrepreneurs?
I recently did a mega-solo podcast on 9 Ways that Artificial Intelligence Will Disrupt Authors and the Publishing Industry, and in this interview, Orna Ross interviews me about some of the specifics that might impact indie authors, in particular.
- What is AI anyway? The difference between general AI and specific AI
- AI and ramifications for copyright. If an AI creates a book, do they have a copyright for it? Currently, only humans can have copyright but there is a challenge around granting an AI a patent [BBC, 1 August 2019]
- The movement #AIforgood
- AI and creativity. See the interview I did with Marcus du Sautoy on AI and Creativity
- GPT2 and natural language generation.
- AI translation. I am currently using www.deepl.com to generate first drafts of my non-fiction for publishing in German later this year. Why translation jobs will be about to change — and expand.
- AI audiobook narration. Check out the samples at www.deepzen.io who are developing human-like speech. The potential for licensing and new audio products in a world where you can do multiple voices for one book.
- Voice technologies and the impact of #voicefirst. See my interview with Bradley Metrock on Voice Technologies for Authors, and also with Miral Sattar on Voice Search.
- Recommended resources: Sleepwalkers Podcast, AI Superpowers by Kai-Fu Lee, The Big Nine by Amy Webb, Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari, Talk to Me: How Voice Computing will Transform the Way We Live, Work and Think by James Vlahos, WIRED magazine and blog for all the amazing things being created, and Singularity Hub for AI news.
The interview is on the Alliance of Independent Authors AskAlli Podcast feed. The interview starts after the introduction around 12:25 mins. Links and notes here and you can subscribe below.
You can also listen on Soundcloud here: