Writer Jane Friedman found books written in her name on Amazon and Goodreads. But they were fake and probably generated by artificial intelligence, writes Ars Technica.
At the same time, both Amazon and Goodreads refused to remove the fraudulent content until the author’s complaints were widely publicized on social media.
“Whoever’s doing this is obviously preying on writers who trust my name and think I’ve actually written these books,” she wrote. “I have not. Most likely they’ve been generated by AI.”
Now Jane Friedman, who writes about the publishing industry and is the author of 10 books, is worried that fake books created by artificial intelligence will damage her reputation.
“A reasonable person might think I control what books are shown on my Goodreads profile, or that I approve them, or at the very least I could have them easily removed. Not so,” she explained.
Earlier, it was reported that more than 8500 authors of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry accuse the tech companies behind major language models such as ChatGPT, Bard, LLaMa, and others of using their works without permission or compensation.