In a world full of possibilities due to the advancement of AI, the practice of ghostwriting or ghostwriting is no longer just in human hands, but depends on the algorithm. The limits of ethics are well marked when it comes to plagiarism, but what happens when the only evidence to elucidate the authorship of a work is provided by a machine?
This plot could serve as a springboard for a story written by the queen of noir nordico, Camilla Läckberg. However, the author of this particular detective novel is not Läckberg, a star in her native Sweden who is internationally acclaimed as the Agatha Christie of the 21st century for its vast production of thrillers, children’s stories and titles assigned to various genres. This time, Läckberg is the protagonist.
A few days ago, the Swedish writer had to deny accusations that she had tricked her followers into buying books that were not her full authorship. The rumor became the talk of the Gothenburg Book Fair, held at the end of September. But where does this idea come from?
Weeks ago, the Swedish journalist Lapo Lappin examined Läckberg’s novels in a magazine article online Quarterly, using a data “pen” tool for this purpose. This tool analyzes the most common words in a text and processes them using statistical methods and compiling the results in a diagram. The results of the analysis revealed that, just as there was a consistency of style between the different mystery novels set in Fjällbacka, which elevated Läckberg and narrated the adventures of the detective tandem Erica Falck and Patrik Hedström, His most recent works of revenge and suspense differed substantially in substance and form..
Not satisfied with such a finding, the editor of Quarter introduced the books of Sweden’s eight best-selling crime novel writers into another tool, JGAAP: an artificial intelligence program that has already revealed the true identity of the author of The Cuckoo’s Calling in 2013, where JK Rowling used the pseudonym Robert Galbraith to publish.