How Misuse of AI Hurts Us All

There are a lot of folks out there very stridently claiming that the fast evolution of AI for writing and image creation is no big deal and just the way the world changes and blah, blah, blah.

But you can’t have the ultra-fast generation of written content not impact existing systems in very negative ways.

As a self-publisher I think it will impact visibility and credibility for self-published authors.

Is that new author a legitimate new author trying to find an audience? Or someone churning out a novel a day using AI with light editing trying to make enough money off of a handful of sales per title or the slick presentation of crap?

Who wants to take those risks as a reader, right? So you stick to the tried and true authors you already know. Or you stick to trade pub titles who have theoretically vetted what they publish.

And even absent that impact, the competition for ad space and new release lists and all that is even harder when 100x as many titles are suddenly being published.

One I hadn’t considered though because I’m not active in that part of the industry was short story markets. But as you can see in this article, it’s gearing up there, too. And fast. (Look at that spike in February.)

You thought you needed a good opening line/ paragraph to sell a story before? Hoo boy, is that going to be even more important now…

Author: M.L. Humphrey

M.L. Humphrey is a former securities regulator, registered stockbroker (although only briefly), and consultant on regulatory and risk-related matters for large financial institutions with expertise in the areas of anti-money laundering regulation, mutual funds, and credit rating agencies. Since 2013 M.L. has also been a published author under a variety of pen names and across a variety of subjects and genres. You can contact M.L. at mlhumphreywriter [at]

One thought on “How Misuse of AI Hurts Us All”

  1. I keep seeing people saying something around the lines of, “AI was supposed to automate menial, repetitive, labor-intensive jobs and free up humanity to focus more on arts and philosophy, not this dystopian nightmare!” and I couldn’t agree more. This is the opposite of what we need AI to do for us…


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