According to Futurism, CNET replaced humans with AI and posted 73 AI-generated articles since November but no one noticed.
Since November, a well-known news source has been releasing articles written by AI while keeping it a secret.
Since November, the articles have been published on the tech news website CNET, but many readers don’t seem to have noticed.
“What is a credit card charge-off?” was the first AI-written article, published on November 11 by CNET Money.
Since then, the portal is said to have produced and posted 73 AI-generated articles, according to Futurism.
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“This article was created using an AI engine and reviewed, fact-checked, and edited by our editorial staff,” reads a note on the website under the headline, date and author/editor credits.
The newspaper stated on its website that a team of editors is involved in the editorial process “from ideation to publication” and that it does not compromise on its journalistic integrity.
Ironically, when discussing ChatGPT and artificial intelligence in a recent post for the tech and news website, Jackson Ryan said that journalism jobs are safe from being devoured by technology.
“It definitely can’t do the job of a journalist,” Ryan wrote of ChatGPT. “To say so diminishes the act of journalism itself.”
Social media users have discussed their dismay upon learning about the AI writers on Twitter.
“I’ll admit I was quite taken aback to see that CNET is now publishing entire articles generated by AI — a grim inflection point in an already-bleak job market for journalists.” one person said.
“The quality and structure of those articles is atrocious,” added another.
Although media organisations are fully utilising artificial intelligence, its applications have completely revolutionised the tech industry.
The Associated Press was a pioneer in implementing AI in its newsroom and brags about doing so on its website.
“Today, we use machine learning along key points in our value chain, including gathering, producing, and distributing the news.”
The Washington Post used artificial intelligence in the 2020 elections to provide real-time campaign updates on their podcasts.