REECE ROGERSBUSINESS FEB 8, 2023 9:00 AM
ChatGPT is not as random as a human—for now.
ILLUSTRATION: JAMES MARSHALL
AI-GENERATED TEXT, FROM tools like ChatGPT, is starting to impact daily life. Teachers are testing it out as part of classroom lessons. Marketers are champing at the bit to replace their interns. Memers are going buck wild. Me? It would be a lie to say I’m not a little anxious about the robots coming for my writing gig. (ChatGPT, luckily, can’t hop on Zoom calls and conduct interviews just yet.)
With generative AI tools now publicly accessible, you’ll likely encounter more synthetic content while surfing the web. Some instances might be benign, like an auto-generated BuzzFeed quiz about which deep-fried dessert matches your political beliefs. (Are you Democratic beignet or a Republican zeppole?) Other instances could be more sinister, like a sophisticated propaganda campaign from a foreign government.
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