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Will AI replace writers — and the rest of us? An L.A. scholar-poet games out the future

Two major forces, distinct but not unrelated, are causing turmoil for writers: massive labor struggles and accelerating advancements in artificial intelligence.

On the labor front, streaming businesses like Netflix have robbed TV writers of residuals; song lyricists have been decimated by Spotify; and book authors have been squeezed by consolidation in both publishing and bookselling.

  • Christopher Soto
  • Los Angeles Times

Though their work has brought billions of dollars into the American economy, the writers themselves are consistently treated as disposable.

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