Gizmodo Owner Vows to Keep Publishing AI-Generated Articles After Error-Filled Debut

Fool Me Once After a disastrous toe-dipping into AI-generated content, the owner of Gizmodo is doubling down and pledging to publish even more lazily bot-written articles. As Vox reports, G/O Media — which owns such new media staples as Quartz, The AV Club and Jalopnik — affirmed that they plan to extend their “modest test” of AI-written articles even though the drivel they posted earlier in July was, well, terrible. Employees at G/O were blindsided and furious when they learned that the company was publishing a bot-written listicle about “approximately ten minutes” before it went live, per deputy editor James Withlock. What’s worse is that the AI-penned listicle in question, titled “A Chronological List of Star Wars Movies & TV Shows,” was, as Gizmodo’s own union noted, chock-full of factual errors and omissions. The company corrected some of the errors but left others live — and the resulting sludge is now ranking on Google, sending exactly the wrong message to the site’s executive leadership. High Ground In spite of that disastrous foray, G/O Media leadership is forging ahead and plans to publish “2-3 quality stories” over at Jalopnik and The AV Club on July 21, per one of the internal memos given to Vox. That same memo, published after the Star Wars debacle, acknowledges that AI-written articles “alone (currently) are not factually reliable/consistent” without human editing. Nonetheless, G/O Media brass appears to be all-in on AI, to the point that CEO Jim Spanfeller told Vox that it would be “irresponsible” for other outlets not to test it out. “It is…Gizmodo Owner Vows to Keep Publishing AI-Generated Articles After Error-Filled Debut

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