Indian Startup Releases World’s First Book Authored By AI
After a 13-page background to the project authored by the two cofounders - Abhinav and Raghav Aggarwal - the rest of the book is AI generated.
All the illustrations in the book were self-created by the same AI tools which authored the book.
An Indian start-up has claimed to have created rules and algorithms, which allowed Artificial Intelligence (AI) to author a book – the world’s first instance of an entire book written by a machine.
This comes just a week after – as Swarajya reported-- US-based OpenAI placed an AI-driven writing bot-- ChatGPT – in the public domain, attracting over a million users worldwide and amazing users with its ability to generate multiple paragraphs of original text in answer to queries.
However, an entire book has not been known to be created using AI – till now.
Writes Abhinav Aggarwal, co-founder (with his brother Raghav) of Mumbai-based AI solutions creator FluidAI in a LinkedIn post:
As a part of our AI research lab at Fluid AI, Raghav Aggarwal and I had the immense pleasure of creating an AI that authored its own book! When AI was first coming up, it was first projected that AI will never be able to replace creativity and it might take till 2030 for it to come close to humans. We've hit that landmark 8 years early!
INDIAai the MeitY - NASSCOM AI resource adds: AI writes small paragraphs for social media posts or a maximum of on-page-long blog posts. This would be the first time they have written a 102-page book. It took just three days to write the entire book.
The book focuses on how companies are able to generate immense value through AI while many others don’t. It also explains the business uses of AI and how users can learn the technology, among others.
Abhinav’s post continues:
And now we project by next year 80% of the world's content will be written by an AI guided by human thought. So, we need to get ready to teach and train AI algorithms on our thought process and ideas and let it do the heavy lifting of writing.
The 122 page book entitled “Bridging the AI Gap: Why some leaders create immense value through AI while others don’t” is available for sale at Amazon for Rs 350 (paperback) and Rs 246 (Kindle e-book).
After a 13-page background to the project authored by the two cofounders, the rest of the book is AI generated. All the illustrations in the book were self-created by the same AI tools which authored the book.
This correspondent downloaded and read the Kindle edition of the book. It is impossible to judge whether it is written by a human or a machine – except for one quirk: AI numbers the first chapter ‘0’ rather than ‘1’.
Startup founded by two management dropouts
FluidAI is 10 years old. It was founded by two brothers Abhinav and Raghav Aggarwal, both of whom dropped out of their respective masters’ courses –Raghav from Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad and Abhinav from Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad – to follow their passion for AI.
They proved their programming muscle when they emerged winners at the TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon in New York, one of the world’s biggest 24-hour coding competitions.
Today, their company is 65-strong with offices in Mumbai and Delaware (US) and presence in eight countries.
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