The algorithm -- which Parker has patented, as reported on Friday -- has thus far written hundreds of thousands of books. Amazon.com lists over 100,000 books attributed to Parker, and even has an author's page dedicated to him. Don't expect to see anything such as "Fifty Shades of Gray" coming from his company, ICON Group International, however. His program actually algorithmically compiles data into book form.
In addition to works attributed to Parker, Amazon.com lists an additional 700,000 works for his company.
It's not just about books, either. Other companies pay for this service to compile data for their own internal reports. Licensing of the program comes via a separate company named EdgeMaven Media.
A few examples of the books generated by Parker's system spotlights not just the subjects that are possible, but the profit:
- Webster’s Slovak – English Thesaurus Dictionary - $28.95
- The 2007-2012 World Outlook for Wood Toilet Seats - $795
- The World Market for Rubber Sheath Contraceptives (Condoms): A 2007 Global Trade Perspective - $325
- National Cultures of the World: A Statistical Reference (Cross-Cultural Statistical Encyclopedia of the World) - $115
- Ellis-van Creveld Syndrome – A Bibliography and Dictionary for Physicians, Patients, and Genome Researchers - $28.95
- Webster’s English to Haitian Creole Crossword Puzzles: Level 1 - $14.95
This video below features Parker explaining how his system works. Watch it, and think of all those monkeys now out of work.