There has long been a great deal of fear of just how the human race is approaching the coming sentience of artificial intelligence, and whether or not we have the restraint it will take to keep from overplaying our hand.
In some instances, the belief that A.I. has gone “live” already exists. One Google chatbot even hired its own lawyer in an attempt to prove its sentience to the world.
This week, however, a scary new revelation has arrived from one of the internet’s most prominent tech news sites.
A POPULAR news outlet has been publishing articles written by AI since November, keeping it on the down low.
Tech media site CNET has been publishing the articles since November, and lots of readers don’t seem to have noticed.Trending:
“What is a credit card charge-off?” was the first AI-written article, published on November 11 by CNET Money.
The portal has reportedly churned out and published 73 AI-generated articles since then, reports Futurism.Advertisement - story continues below
“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.
Ironically, Jackson Ryan, a reporter for the tech and news site wrote an article on the website last month where he said that journalism jobs are safe from being pounced on by technology when talking about ChatGPT and artificial intelligence.
“It definitely can’t do the job of a journalist,” Ryan wrote of ChatGPT. “To say so diminishes the act of journalism itself.”
Spoiler alert, Ryan: It just did.