"Chatbots can pump out decent articles on any topic within seconds, but a
recent prank from the World of Warcraft community exposes how AI-powered
content mills are easily duped into publishing complete hogwash.
On Thursday, a player decided to prank The Portal
, a gaming blog that uses AI
to pump out articles about World of Warcraft and other games. Case in point:
authors on the blog are publishing about 100 articles per day—an implausible
amount for any human writer.
Reddit users noticed The Portal
was automatically scraping posts from The
World of Warcraft subreddit to generate content. So in response, a user with
the screen name “kaefer_kriegerin” posted some fake news there about a
non-existent feature called “Glorbo.”
“Honestly, this new feature makes me so happy! I just really want some major
bot operated news websites to publish an article about this,” kaefer_kriegerin
apparently took the bait. On the same day, the site published an
article essentially summarizing kaefer’s post along with comments from other
Reddit users—even though everything said was entirely made up."
Via Susan ****
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics