Posted on January 11, 2024 at 3:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The latest article that we've seen about the seedy side of AI opens with an ironic poster child for the problem.

Wired's feature on the AI-generated book rewrites flooding Amazon opens with AI researcher Melanie Mitchell's horror story: her 2019 book Artificial Intelligence: A Guide for Thinking Humans served as the material for a scammer.

She's not the only AI researcher to have been targeted, either.

While the scam version of Mitchell's book was pulled once Wired asked Amazon about it, the routes for legal recourse are far less cut-and-dry.

You can read more about the AI scam trend and IP questions it raises in Wired.

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