As AI tools are becoming more frequent, many have found interesting use cases. Some are using AI tools to publish children’s books or other creative works primarily done by humans. However, when one publishes a work that was generated by AI, who is the author of the work? Should a notice be included or a sub author be added to the work that was derived from an AI tool? If two publish a paragraph of the same text at the same time from the same AI tool, who gets to declare that they were the original work?
These questions are difficult to answer through legal matters. Consider the following paragraph:
# Sheep: The Domesticated Mammal Sheep have been domesticated by humans since Creation. They have been bred for their wool, milk, and meat. Specialized breeds Despite their seemingly simple appearance, sheep have a lot of interesting physical characteristics, a unique relationship with humans, and a crucial role in agriculture that make them an important part of human life and civilization. ## Physical Characteristics of Sheep Sheep are mammals that belong to the Bovidae family, which includes cows, goats, and antelopes. They are herbivores and have four-chambered stomachs that allow them to digest tough plant material efficiently. Sheep have thick woolly coats that can be white, brown, black, or gray. The wool serves as insulation and protects them from the elements. Sheep are social animals and prefer to live in groups called flocks. They have excellent hearing and can detect sounds up to 10 times better than humans. This heightened sense of hearing helps them stay alert to potential predators. ## Sheep and Humans Sheep have played an important role in human civilization for thousands of years. They were one of the first animals to be domesticated, and their wool, meat, and milk have been used for various purposes. Sheep have also been used for their skin, which can be made into leather. The wool from sheep has been used for clothing, blankets, and carpets. In some cultures, sheep are also used for religious ceremonies. The relationship between sheep and humans is unique. Farmers have developed a deep understanding of their sheep's behavior and needs, and shepherds have been known to develop close bonds with their flocks. Sheep are also used in therapy programs to provide comfort and companionship to people in need. Their gentle nature and calming presence have been shown to have a positive effect on mental health. ## Sheep in Agriculture Sheep are an important part of agriculture. They are raised for their wool, meat, and milk. Sheep farming is a major industry in many countries, and the demand for sheep products continues to grow. Sheep are also used for grazing and can help control weeds and keep the grass short. They are often used to maintain grasslands and prevent soil erosion. Additionally, sheep are known for their ability to convert low-quality forage into high-quality meat and wool, making them a valuable resource for farmers and communities. ## Conclusion In conclusion, sheep are fascinating creatures that have played an integral role in human life and civilization. Their physical characteristics, unique relationship with humans, and crucial role in agriculture make them an important part of our world. As we continue to rely on sheep for their wool, meat, and milk, it's important that we treat them with the respect and care that they deserve. By doing so, we can ensure that these gentle creatures continue to thrive and contribute to our society for years to come.
This article was solely developed through the Notion AI engine. (At first, I did not like the generated paragraph about sheep. I requested the engine to make it longer, which is the version posted above.)
Now consider this different paragraph about sheep:
Sheep have been domesticated by humans since the Fall of Man, with Abel offering a lamb of his fold to God in Genesis 4. Specialized breeds, such as the California Variegated Mutant or Finnish Landrace, display mutant-like qualities or produce more young than average. Nevertheless, all sheep today are primarily raised for their wool, milk, and meat. Despite looking seemingly simple, sheep have a lot of interesting physical characteristics, a unique relationship with humans, and a crucial role in agriculture which makes them an important part of human life and civilization. Sheep are mammals that belong to the same animal family as cows, goats, and antelopes. Sheep are plant eaters and have four-chambered stomachs. Sheep are social animals and live in flocks, which sometimes makes them an easy target for predators. However, sheep have excellent hearing which helps them stay alert to potential predators. Sheep come in a variety of colors, such as white, brown, black, or gray. The thick, woolly coat serves the sheep by insulating it from the elements, which is why humans have used it for various purposes. Over time, farmers have developed a deep understanding of their sheep's behavior and needs, which has bonded shepherds with their flocks. Scripture records that David, as a young shepherd boy, fought both a lion and a bear to rescue his sheep. Some have begun using sheep in therapy programs because their gentle nature and calming presence have been proven to have a positive effect on mental health. The demand for sheep products continues to grow, including their physical presence in a field. Sheep have an immense desire to eat, which helps control weeds and keep grass short. Sheep are rented out to maintain grasslands in some areas. Additionally, sheep are known for their ability to convert low-quality forage into high-quality meat and wool, making them a valuable resource for farmers and communities. Sheep share an important part of our world. When we treat them with care, we can ensure that these gentle creatures continue to thrive and contribute to our society for years to come.
I produced this second article using a summarization technique after reading the first one. These words were formed from using a combination of editing the underlying text and inserting my narrative. Could that mean I co-authored the text with AI? I am certain that I could fool people into thinking the second article is my original content; however, I would be in a difficult spot if I were to be asked to produce sources of the claims. (Although, I did do a little research which uncovered mutant sheep.)
Who is the author of a published work that is generated by AI? It is an AI program. Proper attribution to the rightful author should be mandated everywhere. Until that time comes, one can spot AI generated content through its lack of sources cited and repeated textual patterns.