Although we are all awestruck by the latest iteration of AI systems such as DALL·E, GPT-3, and LaMDA, artists and authors outside Silicon Valley are facing competition from models trained by their own work.
With Trending in the Multiverse we look into those novel possibilities of content production. We celebrate fabricated gossip as if it were written by Jane Austen, Ernest Hemmingway or J.R.R. Tolkien. We find it both fascinating and worrying that we allow Open AI to use Houellebecq’s writing style to create a love story about the wrestler CM Punk and musician Grimes. It forces us to reconsider our concepts of authorship, ownership, and creativity.