Japan: Woman Author Wins Prestigious Literary Award with Book Partially Written with AI

This is only the second massive win for AI coming to us from the Japs.

The first win was Palworld. People on Twitter are whining about how people shouldn’t be allowed to use AI because they don’t like it? Palworld sells 4 mills, breaks the records.

Most played game ever.

AI book?

Best seller.

All the awards.



After Japanese author Rie Kudan won one of the country’s most prestigious literary awards, she admitted she’d had help from an unusual source — ChatGPT.

“I plan to continue to profit from the use of AI in the writing of my novels, while letting my creativity express itself to the fullest,” said the 33-year-old, who was awarded the Akutagawa Prize for the best work of fiction by a promising new writer on Wednesday.

The author then confirmed at a press conference that around 5% of her book “The Tokyo Tower of Sympathy” — which was lauded by committee members as “practically flawless” — was word-for-word generated by AI.

The novel centers around the dilemmas of an architect tasked with building a comfortable high-rise prison in Tokyo where law breakers are rehabilitated, and features AI as a theme.

Kudan said that, in her own life, she would consult ChatGPT about problems she felt she couldn’t tell anyone. “When the AI did not say what I expected,” she said, “I sometimes reflected my feelings in the lines of the main character.”

Rie Kudan: Damn, girl. I’d like to build you a high rise prison and do a bit of rehabilitating. If you catch my drift. (It’s a joke about sex slavery.)

The author is not the first artist to generate controversy by using artificial intelligence, at a time where many creatives feel their livelihoods are threatened by the technology.

Cry harder, faggots.

Every creative person I know wants AI.

And it doesn’t matter who does or doesn’t want it.

You can’t tell people what to do in their lives. People have freedoms.

Last year, Berlin-based photographer Boris Eldagsen withdrew from the Sony World Photography Awards after revealing his winning entry in the creative photo category was created using the technology.

Meanwhile, authors like George R. R. Martin, Jodi Picoult and John Grisham joined a class action lawsuit against OpenAI, the company behind ChatGPT, last year, saying it used copyrighted work while training its systems to create more human-like responses.

These are just old people trying to get more money.

What if I read Game of Thrones and was influenced by it? I did read them actually, but I wasn’t influenced by it. But what if I was? I wouldn’t be legally allowed to write anything anymore because George RR Martin says I’m not allowed to use his influence?

What if he said “no – it’s because you read the book on a computer and then typed on a computer that makes it illegal to be influenced by me”?

And more than 10,000 authors, including James Patterson, Roxane Gay and Margaret Atwood, signed an open letter calling on AI industry leaders to obtain consent from authors when using their work to train large language models — and to compensate them fairly when they do.

Writer and prize committee member Keiichiro Hirano took to X, the social media company formerly known as Twitter, to say the selection committee did not see Kudan’s use of AI as a problem.

“It seems that the story that Rie Kudan’s award-winning work was written using generative AI is misunderstood… If you read it, you will see that the generative AI was mentioned in the work,” he wrote. “There will be problems with that kind of usage in the future, but that is not the case with ‘Tokyo Sympathy Tower.’”

But while some on social media expressed interest in Kudan’s creative use of AI and said they were now more interested in her work, others called it “disrespectful” to other authors who wrote without the help of the technology.

Shut up.

Just shut up.

Stop saying that it’s wrong to use AI.

Imagine 150 years ago, you’re driving a car, and someone says “OMG that is so disrespectful to horse breeders. Cars should be illegal.”

It’s dumb.

These people should shut up.

A big part of it is that the journalists are all in on it.

One of the most famous writings from the guy this award is named after

Just tell them to shut up.

Shut up.

Stop whining.

The robots are here, and they don’t care about your tears and your bullshit about “respect.”

Snake Baker contributed to this article.