LONDON: Artificial intelligence can revolutionize children’s literature, but authors should be wary of its potential to displace human creativity, experts told a Literature, Publishing and Translation Authority meeting on Tuesday in Riyadh.
Dr. Anas Al-Ghamdi, an AI specialist, said that the technology can be used across different aspects of the sector, from helping writers develop their stories to creating personalized reading experiences for young readers.
He explained that as AI expands into more areas of life, its ability to analyze and deduce information in an increasingly human-like way gives it vast potential for adoption in young people’s literature.
However, Al-Ghamdi warned that authors should be careful not to let AI replace their own creativity and noted that while AI is still a new technology and requires more research and development, it is important to ensure that its adoption is ethical and responsible.
The meeting, which is part of a wider program promoted by the LPTA to hold dialogues on industry-related topics, was attended by a number of authors, publishers, and academics.
Over the last few months, AI has been deployed across different stages of publication, including sales and production, such as choosing ink, manufacturing and selecting appropriate papers, and describing texts, in addition to analyzing the style of buyers.
Al-Ghamdi identified several AI applications that can serve writers in this field, such as platforms that can create drawings and pictures according to preferences, help with grammar and formatting, and provide indicators of the positivity, neutrality, and negativity of a text as well as its desirable target audience.