Writing books at the push of a button

INSEAD professor Phil Parker has been granted a US patent for his software programme that writes books. It took him seven years to get the patent, and while the registered patent name is decidedly scholastic: Method and Apparatus for Automated Authoring and Marketing, the implications for the information age are not. It’s not ‘creative intelligence.’ It’s ‘reverse engineering’ — deconstructing books into ‘genres’ and then writing software programmes to fit those genres.

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3 Comments so far

  1. strausmaus1 on March 8th, 2013

    Where do I get more information?
    Hubert Sistermans

  2. Mikael Murstam on March 8th, 2013

    Why the heck use MS Word -_-…write a C program that generate Latex code and then compile it to pdf…

  3. deleteaccount789 on March 8th, 2013

    this is utterly insane
    read some of the reviews on these books on amazon:

    The 2009 Report on Canned Fish-Based Cat Food: World Market Segmentation by City

    The 2009-2014 Outlook for Wood Toilet Seats in Greater China

    Badgers: Webster’s Timeline History, 450 BC – 2007

    Welding: Webster’s Timeline History, 843 – 1988

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