"Programmer creates 800,000 books algorithmically, starts selling them on Amazon"

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  1. m4rdukk

    m4rdukk Newbie

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    I just wanted to recommend this article for reading.
    It is kind of off-topic, but I could not avoid remembering BHW when I saw that headline :p

    I cannot post a link to any page here as I am pretty much a n00b, but just google for
    Programmer creates 800,000 books algorithmically, starts selling them on Amazon


    How crazy is that? o_O'
     
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    Yes, I am not sure if it is the same that what you are talking about, but a guy scraped Wikipedia articles and started to send them on Amazon and other big guys. It is all automatic but now he is having a problem with lawsuits over 8 millions.
     
  3. m4rdukk

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    Yeah, I thought about that too.

    I mean, his tool does automatic research and composes many pages of writing. But they are basically a frankenstein of other people's work.
    Tell me about plagiarism, in levels never seen before..
     
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    found a video of it, very interesting stuff

     
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    If only he gave away his software, then we could perhaps create rich content sites in no time :).
     
  6. m4rdukk

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    That thing got me thinking..

    Creating entire books like he did is pretty hard due o semantics and cohesion. A lot of machine learning there.
    I think that developing a software that "creates musics" would be much easier to be developed.

    Its core would be how to define rules that indicate wether a music sounds good or not, a lot of machine learning there too, but much easier than what he did.
    However, such computer generated musics would have no singer at all :p


    Supposing such software was developed, to create random music which sound somewhat good, do you know how that could be monetized?
    Selling on iTunes would not be an option I guess, or would it? Random musics there would not be known and hence not downloaded..
     
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    sounds like a good idea actually.
     
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    Dudes a genius
     
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    If this is real, than it's great!