Io9 Staff Horrified as Site Publishes Error-Filled AI Generated Garbage

Dismal Debut On Wednesday, an AI-generated Star Wars article was published on Gizmodo’s science fiction section io9, barely a week after the site’s owner, G/O Media, announced it would be performing a “modest test” of AI content on its publications. Titled “A Chronological List of Star Wars Movies & TV Shows,” the article contains blatant factual errors and omissions, and the site’s human writers, who claim it was published without their input, are understandably furious. “As you may have seen today, an AI-generated article appeared on io9,” the section’s deputy editor James Whitbrook tweeted. “I was informed approximately ten minutes beforehand, and no one at io9 played a part in its editing or publication.” Whitbrook added that he has sent a statement to G/O media (included in the tweet as a screenshot), along with a “lengthy list of corrections.” G/O Media’s foray into AI-generated content marks the latest of big media companies forcing their unwilling publications — CNET, Buzzfeed, and Insider, to name a notable few — into adopting the controversial technology. Worse yet, in many instances, these pivots have been preceded or accompanied by large layoffs. Error in the Machine By all accounts, the AI piece in question is complete garbage. “The article published on io9 today rejects the very standards this team holds itself to on a daily basis as critics and as reporters,” Whitbrook wrote in the statement, adding that the work is “embarrassing, unpublishable,” and “disrespectful of the audience and the people who work here.” Besides…Io9 Staff Horrified as Site Publishes Error-Filled AI Generated Garbage

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