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Programmer ‘Writes’ 800,000 Books, Using An Algorithm
By Anthea Quay, 17 Dec 2012
Economist and marketing professor Philip M Parker has created a computer system that can write books about specific subjects at breakneck speed.
By automatically compiling raw data into readable book forms, the system or algorithm, thus far, has written 800,000 books—of which are listed on Amazon.
But these books aren’t your typical Charles Dickens’, rather they are just data of specific topics, such as technical reports, business reports and language dictionaries, which can be written on-demand.
The system is also designed to avoid plagiarism.
Does this sound like Google but in a book form?
[via Extreme Tech and Singularity Hub, image via studioVin / Shutterstock]
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