Notes on AI


Yes, AI stands for artificial intelligence. I know Iโ€™m a little late in making a post about it. Also, there are some lawsuits floating around about non-consensual use of intellectual property in training AI programs. Here is a useful resource from The University of South Florida:


I understand that arguments are being made around fair use. However, I have some ethical concerns. Before I continue, let me be clear: I DO NOT CONSENT to the use of any of my materials (books, blog posts, website content, etc.) for the purposes of training AI. Despite popular belief, work is still copyrighted on the internet. Additionally, I DO NOT knowingly use any AI in the creation of my books or my book covers.

That being said, AI is an interesting tool. I recognize the potential benefits in its use. For example, a friend of mine has been benefiting from the use of [Goblin Tools]. It lets people break down bigger projects into less overwhelming tasks. To give another example: search algorithms.

However, I have some ethical concerns about how the material for training AI is sourced. Additionally, I have some ethical concerns around its potential misuse (such as plagiarism). I have enough troubles with, for example, book-related piracy. Iโ€™ve also received some threats over the years (some people really donโ€™t like the inclusion of LGBT characters). Due to my ethical concerns, I have decided to make this post on my website. Please respect my decision.