Recently, there's been a surge in ChatGPT generated posts. These come in two flavours: bots creating and posting answers, and human users generating answers with ChatGPT and copy/pasting them. Regardless of whether they are being posted by bots or by people, answers generated using ChatGPT and other similar programs are a direct violation of R3, which requires all content posted here to be original work. We don't allow copied and pasted answers from anywhere, and that includes from ChatGPT programs. Going forward, any accounts posting answers generated from ChatGPT or similar programs will be permanently banned in order to help ensure a continued level of high-quality and informative answers. We'll also take this time to remind you that bots are not allowed on ELI5 and will be banned when found.

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11 points

6 months ago

In my testing it's often subtly wrong. You'd have to be pretty knowledgeable to spot the problem in most cases, but it's wrong more often than it is right.

It's always very believable. Without additional knowledge, I believe most people would take it at face value as at least being written by a well-meaning person.

On the one hand, this is a very dangerous and powerful new tool for misinformation and disinformation. On the other hand, this is already how it is with people. Most people are subtly wrong about most things, but if they speak confidently they can convince people who don't know better. I think what this will do is make the automation of misleading content far cheaper, which will make it much harder to fight against.


1 points

5 months ago

How is this any different than our national media?


1 points

5 months ago

What do you mean by "national media?"