“ . . . given that AI programs assemble articles by churning through mountains of publicly available information, even the best automated stories are essentially clip jobs, devoid of new findings or original” reporting.– Paul Farhi
The Post documents what happened when tech publication, CNET, used automated writing that later was discovered to be inaccurate. A CNET editor says their use of the technology was experimental.
The piece contextualizes the CNET incident with other uses of automated writing in newsrooms.