Booksby.ai is an online bookstore which sells science fiction novels generated by an artificial intelligence. Through training, the artificial intelligence has been exposed to a large number of science fiction books and has learned to generate new ones that mimic the language, style and visual appearance of the books it has read.
None of the stories, titles, descriptions, book covers or reviews related to any of the books on Booksby.ai has been written or designed by humans. All books on Booksby.ai are for sale on Amazon.com and can be ordered as printed paperbacks.
The stories, titles, description and reviews of the books were generated using char-rnn-tensorflow and training data from Amazon.com and Project Gutenberg. The covers for the books were generated using Progressive Growing of GANs and training images from OpenLibrary.
Images of people reviewing the books were created using transparent latent gan. A model that calculated prices for the generated books was made using ml5js.org regression with feature extractor and training data (book covers + prices) from Amazon.com.
The project is made by Andreas Refsgaard and Mikkel Thybo Loose.