Writers are aggrieved by ChatGPT and other AI-written content not because it threatens our jobs, but because it’s so clear how and why it’s doomed to be a disaster.
By Jill DuffyJanuary 25, 2023
Nearly everyone who writes or edits for a living knows instantly what’s wrong with ChatGPT, the free AI tool that uses natural language input to produce text, answering prompts you give it. No, it’s not that it’s going to take our jobs. The problem with having ChatGPT or any other AI write articles is that it will be wrong or do a poor job, and it will lead to lawsuits.
Take the latest drama at CNET and Bankrate, two websites owned by Red Ventures that ran AI-generated content as informational articles without being transparent about it. Once readers noticed a small disclaimer and uncovered that bots had been doing the writing, internet backlash ensued. A few days later, according to The Verge(Opens in a new window), leadership at CNET told staff that the publication would pause its use of robots to write stories, implying it would resume once the hubbub had died down.
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