A News Site Used Artificial Intelligence to Write Articles—It Was a Journalistic Disaster

From a Washington Post story by Paul Farhi headlined “A news site used AI to write articles. It was a journalistic disaster.”:

When internet sleuths discovered last week that CNET had quietly published dozens of feature articles generated entirely by artificial intelligence, the popular tech site acknowledged that it was true — but described the move as a mere experiment.

Now, though, in a scenario familiar to any sci-fi fan, the experiment seems to have run amok: The bots have betrayed the humans.

Specifically, it turns out the bots are no better at journalism — and perhaps a bit worse — than their would-be human masters.