Generative Pre-trained Transformer 3, or GPT-3, is an autoregressive language model that can produce human-like meaningful text. It is the third and the latest generation of OpenAI’s language prediction model. The language model is further task-agnostic and improves few-shot performance.
GPT-3 is extremely popular among the machine learning community for it can generate human-like stories, surprising both developers and programmers with its generalised intelligence, way more advanced than the previous pre-trained language models. Here’s a list of recent books co-written by GPT-3. Going ahead, the list is expected to grow longer.
The list is in no particular order.
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Pharmako-AI by Kenric Allado-McDowell
Published in August 2020, Pharmako-AI is a surreal journey into self-hood, ecology and intelligence through ancestry and biosemiotics. Co-authored by Kenric Allado-McDowell, the ‘accidental’ book found its genesis during the first summer of the COVID-19 pandemic. A diary entry by the author started as an experimental conversation with GPT-3. Over the course of two weeks, the book unfolds into the exploration of memory, language and cosmology. The book offers a “fractal poetics of AI and a glimpse into the future of literature.”
The paperback version of the book is priced at $15.71.
Amazing AI Poetry by Jonathan Copeland
Recently published on September 5, 2021, Amazing AI Poetry is a collection of AI-generated poems arranged in order of increasing quality. Author Jonathan Copeland used Latitude’s GPT-3 model, the Dragon-version, to write the book. Jonathan, a Computer Science Master’s graduate from North Carolina State University, has provided little collaborative input, while the poems are mostly generated by AI. Interestingly, the cover image of the book has been generated by another AI — Artbreeder.com.
The Kindle version of the book is available at $9.99.
Moon Wars by Paul Bellow
Published in February 2021, Moon Wars is written by AI but edited by three humans. The book is set in 1999, a couple of months before Y2K. Paul Bellow’s Moon Wars revolves around the life of Alex — a sophomore at Ohio University, who is failing his classes for spending too much time playing Real Time Strategy (RTS) video games. The book then takes twists and turns, and the final question is if the RTS player can save the Universe.
The Kindle edition is priced at $3.99, and the paperback version costs $5.11.
Aum Golly by Jukka Aalho
Published in April 2021, Jukka Aalho co-authored Aum Golly — a book of AI poems on humanity — after he signed up for the GPT-3 beta programme. The book was written in 24-hours, and the poems generated by GPT-3 were edited only for punctuation and line changes. The book is available in Finnish in print, audiobook and ebook, and the English version is available in ebook.
The ebook is available for $4.99.
IMAGINOIDS: Dream Journal of an AI by Ether Busker
Published in April 2021, IMAGINOIDS is a journal of an AI when it falls asleep. This book, authored by Ether Busker, is a collection of eight short stories. All the stories are basically recollections of strange and insightful dreams, along with AI’s sense of humour. Busker has developed artistic tweaks to induce OpenAI’s GPT-3 algorithm into cyberdelic dream states.
The Kindle edition of the book is available for $6.99, while the paperback version is priced at $11.99.
Autonomous Haiku Machine by Anthony David Adams
This book on Haiku — poems written in traditional Japanese style, is written by artificial intelligence GPT-3. While simple in form, the book is more than just a collection of words and is rich in meaning. Interestingly, the book — poems, cover art and product description, is entirely generated by AI. The book was published in January 2021.
The Kindle version of the book costs $2.99, and the paperback is priced at $9.99.
Bob The Robot: Exploring the Universe by AI by Olle Green
Bob The Robot is a children’s bedtime storybook. Bob The Robot helps a small boy find his father. The two travel across planets to find the father. Published in August 2020, the book has broad themes of friendship, courage, solidarity, astronomy, and Greek mythology. 80% of the book is written by GPT-3.
The Kindle version of the book is available for $0.99.
If you wish to learn GPT-3, here is a list of free resources.