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Amazon Demands AI Disclosure, Yet Remains Opaque

Amazon is instituting a new policy that mandates authors participating in its e-book program to declare in advance if their work incorporates artificial intelligence (AI) content, a move that follows persistent complaints from groups such as the Authors Guild. This step aims to address concerns raised about the rise of computer-generated books on Amazon’s platform, potentially overshadowing traditional literary works and potentially misleading consumers who unknowingly purchase AI-generated content.

The Authors Guild has welcomed these regulations as an encouraging initial action toward promoting transparency and accountability for AI-generated materials. They expressed their appreciation for Amazon’s responsiveness to their concerns in a statement on their website.

Amazon’s content guidelines now distinguish between AI-assisted content, which authors are not required to disclose, and AI-generated content, which necessitates pre-disclosure. AI-generated content is defined as text, images, or translations produced by AI-based tools.

However, Amazon’s decision not to publicly identify books featuring AI content may limit the immediate impact of these regulations. A company spokesperson indicated that this policy could be subject to revision in the future.

Mary Rasenberger, CEO of the Authors Guild, disclosed that discussions with Amazon regarding AI content began earlier in the year. While Amazon did not initially oppose disclosure, they needed time to consider the matter. The Authors Guild hopes that Amazon will ultimately require public disclosure for AI-generated works.

 

The Authors Guild, representing numerous published authors, played a role in organizing an open letter in July, urging AI companies to refrain from using copyrighted material without permission. Esteemed authors like James Patterson, Margaret Atwood, and Suzanne Collins endorsed this letter.

 

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