Google swallows 11000 novels to improve AI’s conversation

As writers learn that tech giant has processed their work without permission, the Authors Guild condemns ‘blatantly commercial use of expressive authorship’ ‘It doesn’t harm the authors’ … Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, California. Photograph: Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP When the writer Rebecca Forster first heard how Google was using her work, it felt like she was trapped in a science fiction novel. “Is this any different than someone using one of my books to start a fire? I have no idea,” she says. “I have no idea what their objective is. Certainly it is not to bring me readers.” After a 25-year writing career, during which she has published 29 novels ranging from contemporary romance to police procedurals, the first instalment of her Josie Bates series, Hostile Witness, has found…


Link to Full Article: Google swallows 11000 novels to improve AI’s conversation