Can a computer write books?

From Jeff Gomez, author of Print Is Dead: Books in our Digital Age:

Philip Parker, a science professor who has “written” more than 200,000 books…. But Parker doesn’t really write the books; instead he has invented a series of “computer algorithms that collect publicly available information on a subject… and… turns the results into books in a range of genres….”

…just because the rats in Ratatouille are computer generated, the idea and the story and the dialogue weren’t computer generated. Computers are increasingly helping us be more creative but, in the end, that’s all they’re doing: helping.


There’s already services available that convert blog content to book format. Like Gomez stated, it still requires the human touch to generate the content. Technology made it easier to collect the information into an enjoyable package.

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