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These are not the robot overlords you are looking for

Adam Oxford
Adam Oxford
2020-09-10

The Guardian mis-stepped slightly this week, with an op-ed purportedly written by GPT-3, an AI which has been the source of many a convincing robot-authored yarn of late. GPT-3 is impressive, but perhaps not as impressive as the Graun’s headline led readers to believe. “A robot wrote this entire article. Are you scared yet, human?” quizzed the paper. Except that it turns out the machines had a bit of a helping hand to master the craft of leader-writing. The Next Web explains why the disclaimer at the bottom of the piece means that we shouldn’t be hanging up our pens yet.

Adam Oxford
  • Adam Oxford is a freelance journalist, media consultant and civic tech enthusiast. He also works closely with startups developing solutions to access to justice problems.

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