Fake News Is Getting Even Faker

“Popular sites like Sports Illustrated, Buzzfeed, CNET, and Gannett have all been caught using AI in recent months. The Associated Press admits it uses AI to generate some stories, but it at least lets readers know that AI was used to assist in creating the content.”

(Paula Bolyard – PJ Media) “Is it live or is it Memorex?” was an advertising slogan for a line of cassette tapes in the 1970s and ’80s, the idea being that the quality of Memorex was so good that users couldn’t distinguish taped material from live.

We should all now be asking a similar question about the news media: “Is it real, or is it artificial intelligence?” 

According to The Verge:

… 90 percent of newsrooms are already using some form of AI in news production, 80 percent in news distribution, and 75 percent in news gathering. News gathering tasks include automated transcription and translation, extracting text from images, and scraping the web or using automated summarization tools. News production could include translating articles into other languages, proofreading, writing headlines, or writing full articles. Distribution includes using AI-driven search engine optimization as well as things like tailoring content to a specific audience. [Emphasis added]  View article →



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