Aum Golly – poems on humanity by an artificial intelligence

Aum Golly is book of poetry co-authored by GPT-3 and Jukka Aalho. Sold out in Finland, available in English now.

What is it like to be human? What is creativity? Will AI soon write better poems than us humans?

Aum Golly is the most talked about book of poetry of 2021 in Finland. Now available as an ebook in English!

Aum Golly book cover in English

"... a collection that surprises with humor and delicateness..."

– Goodreads Review

"... a beautiful dialogue between man and machine..."

– Review on Nextory

"... I have to say reading it was a pleasure..."

– Finnish radio host Ruben Stiller on Yle

How Aum Golly Was Made

24 hours. 2.64 dollars. 1 advanced autoregressive language model.

Aum Golly is a book of poems written in 24 hours. It was made possible by GPT-3 – an  advanced autoregressive language model published in 2020 by OpenAI.

The deep learning model can generate text that is virtually indistinguishable from text written by humans: poems, recipes, summaries, legal text and even pieces of code. GPT-3 is autofill on steroids.

Award-winning writer and TEDx speaker Jukka Aalho has guided the AI and chosen the poems for the collection.

Where can you get Aum Golly?

Aum Golly is available in English as an ebook for $4.99.

In Finnish, it’s available as a softcover, audiobook and ebook.

Who is Jukka Aalho?

Jukka Aalho is a Finnish writer, podcaster, TEDx Speaker and full-stack marketer.

Jukka Aalho (born 1986) is an Oulu-based writer who has guided the AI and chosen the poems for the collection. His short stories have been awarded in multiple competitions and translated into German. Since 2016 he’s co-hosted the literature podcast Kertojan ääni.

Aalho works as a science communicator in the field of health technology. Aum Golly is his first book of poetry. Jukka Ahola is his former name.

Popular On Medium: I Wrote a Book with GPT-3 AI in 24 Hours — And Got It Published

“In early 2021 I signed up for the GPT-3 beta program to see how good it is. A few days later I had co-authored Aum Golly — a book of AI poems on humanity. A few months later it was published. This is what it means for writers and publishers.”

Read the full story on Medium.com

 

What Are the Poems Like Before I Buy

“Poems by an AI? Bah!”
“That sounds ridiculous, I bet they’re crap!”

Good poetry makes us feel something and see the world differently. Despite the gut reaction some of us may have towards AI-enhanced creativity, Aum Golly is a book like any other.

You will love some of the poems. You will hate others. Some will make you wonder, but all of them will make you think.