Artificial intelligence and the art of reader-driven publishing

In April, data-driven publisher Inkitt announced that it is partnering with Tor Books to release the first novel selected by an algorithm for publishing. Here, Inkitt’s founder and c.e.o Ali Alibazaz explains why he believes that AI is reaching a tipping point in the industry – but not in the way you might think. In March a novel co-authored by an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm moved into the second round of submissions for a national literary contest in Japan. What may have seemed like momentary buzz suddenly gave the publishing industry pause. Is technology capable of replicating the human process involved in creating something as powerful as the written word? While a world where robots rank on the New York Times bestseller list is still light years away, the industry is starting to acknowledge the…


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