Amazon unleashes Gen AI for product descriptions, curbs it for Kindle

Trending 1 week ago has unleashed a generative AI work for sellers successful its supersized souk.

AI will "dramatically amended nan listing creation and guidance acquisition for sellers" according to Amazon's announcement of nan service, which asserts that nan AI "will simplify really Amazon sellers create much thorough and captivating merchandise descriptions" and "enrich existing listings, helping customers much confidently make acquisition decisions."

Using an unspecified ample connection model, Amazon will let sellers to participate "a little explanation of nan merchandise successful a fewer words aliases sentences" and past "generate high-quality contented for their review."

Sellers tin reappraisal nan AI output, aliases conscionable "directly taxable nan automatically generated contented to nan Amazon catalog."

Amazon reckons nan results will connection customers "more complete, consistent, and engaging merchandise accusation that will heighten their shopping experiences."

Just really AI hallucinations and oddities will beryllium avoided isn't explained. Maybe shoppers won't announcement errors arsenic Jeff Bezos's online promenade is already infamous for allowing overseas contented into its stores – particularly strangely named sellers that look to beryllium nan consequence of automated efforts. Your analogous is presently shopping for a brace of hiking pants and Amazon has offered merchandise from brands called CARWORNIC and TBMPOY.

Hopefully Amazon's AI for sellers will do better.

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Authors who station their useful to nan e-tail elephant's Kindle bookstore besides request to see AI arsenic past week nan content guidelines for e-book authors and publishers added a request to disclose machine-generated contented "when you people a caller book aliases make edits to and republish an existing book."

Amazon wants to beryllium told of immoderate AI-generated images, texts, aliases translations.

Altering nan activity of an AI does not exempt authors and publishers from this requirement, arsenic Amazon's meaning of "AI-generated" includes worldly generated by a instrumentality that received "substantial edits" by a human.

AI-assisted contented – defined arsenic worldly created by a quality and past offered to a instrumentality for edits, refinements, error-checks aliases different improvements – doesn't person to beryllium disclosed.

The alteration was apt made aft severely written and inaccurate books quickly climbed Amazon's bestseller lists by claiming to person accusation astir caller events. The "authors" of specified books were extraordinarily prolific and had scanty biographies, starring to their useful being bullied and Amazon criticised for allowing low-quality contented into its store.

Now that benignant of notoriety awaits sellers who take not to cheque nan output of Amazon's AI. They can't opportunity they weren't warned. ®