“The editor, Ruadhán Mac Cormaic, said on Sunday that it had fallen victim to ‘a deliberate and coordinated deception’ that showed a need for stronger controls.”

– Rory Carrol

The Guardian reports a hoaxer combined generative AI tools to have an opinion piece published by Irish Times. Contacted by The Guardian, the presumed perpetrator admitted using one AI tool to create 80% of the article and another to generate an identity picture.

The hoaxer told the Guardian they wanted to stir debate about identity politics and to amuse their friends.


Irish Times apologises for hoax AI article about women’s use of fake tan
THE GUARDIAN | May 14, 2023 | by Rory Carrol

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