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miki pfeffer <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 17 May 2023 16:52:20 -0500
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Now we'll only have to begin to wonder if what we are reading is accurate
or pretending to be so.
AI is all over the news these days.
What to do, what to do.

On Wed, May 17, 2023 at 4:12 PM Barbara Schmidt <[log in to unmask]>

> My first encounter with AI Chatbot — Today a correspondent wrote and asked
> about an old 1987 paperback novel titled NEVER THE TWAIN by Kirk Mitchell
> with a cover by artist James Gurney. The jacket featured an illustration of
> Mark Twain. The question was who should he contact to get permission to use
> it in a magazine article? When I went online to contact Gurney, I noticed
> he now had a ChatBot to answer questions. Wow! it provided information
> regarding ownership, copyrights, permissions of the jacket cover. Chatbot
> and I got into a discussion about Mark Twain and it even discussed and
> provided links to how Gurney drew that cover jacket as well as another
> drawing I did not know about. Gurney's website and his link to Chatbot is
> here --
> Links the chatbot gave me:
> All in all, an interesting preview of literary research supported by AI.
> Barb

Miki Pfeffer, Ph D
*A** New Orlean**s Author i**n Mark Twain's Court: *
*Letters from Grace King's New England Sojourns   *
(LSU Press, 2019)
*Southern Ladies and Suffragists: Julia Ward Howe and Women's Rights at the
1884 New Orleans World's Fair   *(University Press of Mississippi, 2014)