This week’s question: John Grisham, George R.R. Martin, and other top authors are suing OpenAI, claiming the company used pirated copies of their works to teach a generative AI program how to write. If the AI were to write a novel that was clearly cribbed from a bestseller, what should the book be titled?
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THE WINNER: “The Remains of the Data”
Melissa Carter, Smyrna, Georgia
SECOND PLACE: “Rabbit, Re-Run”
Bill Levine, Belmont, Massachusetts
THIRD PLACE: “Lady ChatGPT’s Lover”
Joe Ayella, Wayne, Pennsylvania
Anne Butman, Green Valley, Arizona
“War and Pieces of Other Books”
Julie Schwerin, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
“The Less Talented Mr. Ripoff”
Jeff Cox, Shawnee, Oklahoma
“What to Expect When You’re Expecting Obsolescence”
John Parry, Eldersburg, Maryland
“A Lifted Passage to India”
Ken Kellam III, Dallas, Texas
“Alice’s Adventures in Plunderland”
Peter Barbella, Athens, Wisconsin
“Game of Clones”
George Strong, Plano, Texas
“The Da VinCheat Code”
Erica Avery, Greenfield, Massachusetts
Jared Edwards, Weatherford, Oklahoma
Dave Grossman, Petaluma, California
Paul Myers, Great Falls, Virginia
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