(RepublicanReport.org) – As Artificial Intelligence (AI) gains popularity, Americans are questioning if the technology will push people out of their jobs or turn into an unstoppable force that humans cannot contain. One entrepreneur is using recently developed AI programs like ChatGPT, Midjourney, and Claude to create short books for his loyal readers. He has already made over $2,000 in just a few short months with a little effort.
Tim Boucher is a US-based artist and author who has written 97 books using AI technology since August 2022. In an article published in Newsweek, he wrote about his “AI Lore books” that he self-published on Gumroad so he can sell directly to his customers. Each story is between 2,000 and 5,000 words, with between 40 and 140 pictures created by Midjourney, an image-generating program. He noted that while it can take up to 8 hours to finish one project, he has created a book “in as little as three hours, everything included.”
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Most of the books fall into the category of “dystopian pulp sci-fi” with titles such as “The Plastic Prison,” “The Outliers,” and “Beyond the Service Area.” Selling for between $1.99 and $3.99, Boucher’s profits have totaled a few thousand dollars already.
Boucher believes that the use of AI in the arts is “inevitable” and that in the future, “AI-assisted storytelling becomes the norm.” He does not think that Artificial Intelligence can fully replace creative jobs, but instead, creatives must learn to embrace AI “to enhance and accelerate our capabilities and capacities.”
With robots and automation set to continue taking jobs like flipping burgers and delivering food, the potential that AI could take over a lot of online content production has many people, such as bloggers and freelance writers, worried about losing their income streams. However, Boucher has shown the world how this technology can be harnessed to boost someone’s income, too.
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