It took just one weekend to create the idea, make illustrations, and publish the book.
OpenAI recently introduced ChatGPT – an AI chatbot with a large and advanced language model made by OpenAI, the creator of DALL-E. We've already seen its ability to generate stories, movie script outlines, songs, and even rap battles – and noticed that the AI model does it all with high quality.
And now, an enthusiast decided to try to use the model to create a children's book. Design manager Ammaar Reshi gave ChatGPT a prompt and, as he explains, "went back and forth with it to refine details and get inspiration for the illustrations."
With the help of ChatGPT, Reshi created the story's characters – a little girl Alice and a magical AI named Sparkle Alice has created, invented Sparkle's and Alice's appearances, and wrote some scenes for the book.
Describing his experience of using the AI model for creating the book's characters and plot Reshi noted that it felt like "having a constant brainstorming partner who I could ping pong ideas off of."
The next step in creating a book was to make illustrations for it and Rishi once again turned to an AI tool – Midjourney – to bring the ideas co-created with ChatGPT to life. Rishi noted that he used a number of various prompts to generate proper images that would have a consistent style. According to him, the process took him hours as not every result he got was nice-looking.
When the plot and illustrations were ready, Rishi compiled the book and signed up for Amazon Kindle Publishing. According to Rishi, it took him just one weekend to complete the whole process – from the idea to publishing. The book is now available on Amazon and costs $9 for a paperback version.