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Monday Morning Coffee – 2 October 2023

by Nate Hoffelder

After a decade of running The Digital Reader, Nate is a veteran web publisher with experience in design, maintenance, recovery, and troubleshooting. What little he doesn't know, he can learn.

October 2, 2023

Here are a few stories to read this morning.

  • The FTC has filed an antitrust lawsuit suit against Amazon (announcement, filing)
  • Project Gutenberg now offers 5,000 AI-narrated audiobooks.
  • Yesterday’s over-hyped tech (blockchain) is being touted as a solution to the problem of copyrighted content being used to train AI.
  • Getty has apparently decided that if you can’t beat them, join them. They just announced they’re licensing AI-generated images.
  • Some fool thinks Amazon should flag AI-generated books. Given how badly they run KDP already, I think that is a terrible idea.
  • The Atlantic has published a database consisting of the 191,000 books used to train AI.

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