The Latest Bot is an online magazine that is compiled fully automatically by a bot. From the choice of subjects to advertisements, to the texts and photos. No human work is involved. According to the creators, it is an experiment on the impact of artificial intelligence on journalism.
I am not a Luddite, but I am uncomfortable with the onslaught of AI bots unsurping the role of journalists, authors, and artists. Still, I am fascinated by the technology and its applications. What do you think?
How it works
“This is a digital publication that utilizes natural language processing technology (openai and chatGPT technologies) to generate written content.
To generate the actual content of the articles, we start with the titles that have been generated by the algorithm. These titles serve as the jumping-off point for the chatbot to create the texts and images that will be included in the articles. To do this, the chatbot will use its natural language processing capabilities to understand the meaning and context of the titles, and then generate written content and images that are relevant and informative for the reader. The result is a fully-formed article that is ready to be published and shared with the magazine’s audience.
Yes, this text is also autogenerated.”
This is quite unnerving, isn’t it? OK, let’s all abandon our blogs, get our children or grandchildren to get their homework done by a bot, then we’ll have all this free time to … er …
One can only hope that it is better than preemptive text.
Wow. A whole online magazine run completely by a bot. Somewhat disconcerting. Interesting to see how this experiment unfolds.