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Gizmodo posts AI-generated story with errors

July 5, 2023

Posted by Chris Roush

Tech news site Gizmodo posted a story about “Star Wars” movies on Wednesday generated by artificial intelligence that contained multiple errors, reports Todd Spangler of Variety.

Spangler writes, “‘As you may have seen today, an AI-generated article appeared on io9,’ James Whitbrook, deputy editor at io9 and Gizmodo, tweeted about the situation. ‘I was informed approximately 10 minutes beforehand, and no one at io9 played a part in its editing or publication.’

“Whitbrook said he sent a statement to G/O Media along with ‘a lengthy list of corrections.’ In part, his statement said, ‘The article published on io9 today rejects the very standards this team holds itself to on a daily basis as critics and as reporters. It is shoddily written, it is riddled with basic errors; in closing the comments section off, it denies our readers, the lifeblood of this network, the chance to publicly hold us accountable, and to call this work exactly what it is: embarrassing, unpublishable, disrespectful of both the audience and the people who work here, and a blow to our authority and integrity.'”

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