This video by Alyssa Matesic has a good overview on the subject of AI companies using pirated books to teach their programs:
I played around with an AI program while working on my next book. While the rephrase functions gave me some ideas, the purely generated text was laughable at best. I stopped using the program when the company added a function to generate entire books in minutes. I didn’t want to support flooding retailers with port quality books.
I’m not opposed to LLM AIs in general, but there are many quality, legal, and ethical issues to be sorted out.
What are your thoughts?