(These are excerpts from my book "Intelligence is not Artificial")
Footnote: A.I. Kills the Copyright
Since the invention of Wikipedia, i have been annoyed by how many Wikipedia articles plagiarize my research (in most cases without mentioning the source). Nothing we can do about it: it has always been the case that someone can simply rephrase someone else's research and make it his/her own. (Ironically, Wikipedia also has a page that disparages my research). If A.I. ever gets to the point that it can rephrase an article, this practice will skyrocket. Anybody can have her own A.I. bot that rephrases articles and can then present the rephrased articles as her own article. My bot could work all day and night long, rephrasing millions of articles. My bot could scan all the news in the world and produce dozens of original articles every day that are simply plagiarizing the articles of my favorite news media: all the articles of the New York Times, of BBC News, of the New York Review of Books, of Art Magazine, and so on. It will be perfectly legal because each imitation will be different from the original, although clearly "inspired" by that original. Sitting comfortably in our chair, and hardly paying any attention, we will be able to compete with any news media in the world, with any magazine, and with any encyclopedia, dwarfing all of them with the multitude of imitations produced effortlessly by our summarizing and rephrasing bot.
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