| ||Ask HN: What do you think of AI generated news articles?|
2 points by gitgud 30 days ago | hide | past | favorite | 5 comments |
|There's a website called www.fool.com.au which I'm fairly sure is algorithmically generating articles about publicly listed stocks.|
If you Google the following phrase to find articles with the stock ticker (APT: After Pay) on the site fool.com.au
You end up getting 10,000 results, majority of which are unique articles containing 2 or 3 paragraphs of text. They release a new article every few hours in some cases, just to show up in Google's "News" results.
I don't believe a human is manually writing about a single stock for 10,000 articles, so in my view it's highly likely that these are driven by some kind of article-writing software, GPT-3 could easily write these things from what I've seen.
Is it unethical of the website to do this? Should google demote these results? Or label it as "Generated by AI"?
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