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The Age of AI: ChatGPT, Prosecraft, and Other Writer Concerns
December 2, 2023 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
3-hour class via Zoom
ChatGPT can produce entire stories with just a few prompts. Prosecraft scraped the text of over 25,000 published books for “the linguistic analysis of literature” without consent. Some literary magazines have been flooded with AI-generated stories to the point that they’ve had to shut down. People are selling AI-generated stories on Amazon under the names of established authors.
With this sudden onslaught of AI use in ill-intentioned hands, it’s understandable that writers, journals, publishers, and the whole of the literary community feel panic. But the first steps in combating fear and despair is to investigate a given problem and connect with your peers. In this 3-hour session, we’ll look at the above situations, discuss our thoughts and feelings, and engage in writing prompts aimed to both strengthen our confidence in our work and understand how to ethically use AI as writers (if we choose). Writers will leave class with a firmer understanding of the situation and a better knowledge of AI, what they can (and can’t) do about it, and see how nothing can stop the irrepressible beauty of—and desire for—human-generated prose.
$75.00 GrubStreet Members | $85.00 Non-members
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Register here: https://grubstreet.org/findaclass/class/the-age-of-ai-chatgpt-prosecraft-and-other-writer-concerns/