CNET’s Article-Writing AI Is Already Publishing Very Dumb Errors
View Source | January 18, 2023 11:14 am
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- Last week, we reported that the prominent technology news site CNET had been quietly publishing articles generated by an unspecified “AI engine.”
- The news sparked outrage. Critics pointed out that the experiment felt like an attempt to eliminate work for entry-level writers, and that the accuracy of current-generation AI text generators is notoriously poor.
- The fact that CNET never publicly announced the program, and that the disclosure that the posts were bot-written was hidden away behind a human-sounding byline — “CNET Money Staff” — made it feel as though the outlet was trying to camouflage the provocative initiative from scrutiny.
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