Four years ago, I asked myself, “What’s going to happen when a Ghostwriting AI comes along that can auto-generate entire books in an author’s voice in minutes?”

So I became the first professional Ghostwriter to bring Stylometry, the data science of author voice, into my craft. I wasn’t giving any machine learning tutorial for beginners, but I knew I had to do what I could to keep up with artificial intelligence institution Open AI Elon Musk, its founder.

Well, it seems the future arrived sooner than I expected. The world has gotten a glimpse at the the future of publishing, the future of books, and the future of the book and the future of writing itself with the Open AI project GPT-3.

As Ed Leon Klinger shows in his GPT 3 demo and GPT 3 examples thread (found here), a general AI is here. The OpenAI Elon Musk project skyrockets existing publishing industry trends into the future. Imagine typing a few ideas, topics, and stories – even something as short as a writing prompt – into this machine learning software, and the thing gives you a finished book. Or blog post. Or article. Or white paper. In seconds.

Applied artificial intelligence in publishing, rather than bringing machine learning projects that doom the ghostwriting profession will, I believe, offer an opportunity for ghostwriters to upgrade their talent stack.

In 2030, ghostwriters will not just have writing samples, they will have GPT 3 samples; they will boast of publishing industet knowledge but also GPT 3 OpenAI experience.

Book publishing and the world as a whole is about to get weird. Real weird.

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