Guillermo Ishi wrote:Many news articles today are written by computer, and the reader is unaware of it.
Jesper de Jong wrote:
What do you mean, that the computer itself writes a news article, and people just publish whatever the computer says without even checking it? I've never heard of something like that.
chris webster wrote:I don't doubt that a fair amount of boilerplate "churn-alism" is computer generated, but so what? There still has to be some original material to feed into the generators, although there are certainly going to be feedback loops as well. All the hoo-hah about Google Translate (another AI success story) tends to ignore the key fact that it only works because humans generate the original content that it can use for its statistical analysis. No "intelligence" there, just a lot of number-crunching that is ultimately about encouraging you to look at Google sites, feed their machines with extra data, and consume the adverts they're paid to sell. This is true of a lot of the AI hype we see in the tech press, and our industry must surely be the most over-hyped in history.