The Guardian on Tuesday published its first-ever op-ed written entirely by artificial intelligence.
Why it matters: It’s the latest in a series of developments in the past few years that showcase ways artificial intelligence is being experimented with to replace functions of journalism, but not the industry itself.
Details: The outlet fed a prompt to GPT-3, OpenAI’s powerful new language generator, and asked the machine to write an essay for from scratch. The prompt asks the machine to write an op-ed convincing readers that robots come in peace. Here’s some of what it came up with:
The big picture: There’s been many conversations over the past few years about whether journalists and editors could one-day be replaced by machines.
Our thought bubble: AI isn’t replacing journalism, but like every other industry, it’s upending it and shaping it in new ways.
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