Forbes contributor Dan Woods, has written an interesting article about Nimble Books, a company that is introducing “combinational publishing,” a technique that can “create a book that is useful in seconds for pennies.”  Basically, content is created using machine learning and automation. This is startling to read, even though it really should be expected, considering all the predictions being made about the possibilities of Web 3.0.  My first thought is the ever-growing challenge this will present when teaching college students the importance of using quality, authoritative sources for research.  The article states that the current model is based on Wikipedia and other public domain sources.

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