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A celebrity dies, and new biographies pop up overnight. The author? AI

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After a former executive editor of a major news outlet passed away, his brother discovered a disturbing trend online. In the days following his brother’s death, multiple biographies were published on Amazon, many of which contained false information. These books were identified as AI-generated and appeared to be a macabre new genre of hastily-written, low-quality biographies. Some of the subjects included famous comedians and musicians. While these books may not be a lucrative business, their ease of production makes them worth publishing if sales volume is high enough. Amazon allows AI-generated books as long as they do not create a poor customer experience. However, when confronted with specific AI-generated biographies, Amazon removed them from the platform.