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Jesus why? It's not enough for AI to remove any sort of trustworthiness outside of professional journalism but we have to have it do the same within?

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Gee, maybe in the near future, they'll replace human news anchors with an AI hologram.

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Ninety odd percent of current "journalism" is just passing on announcements.

China's spokesman said this. Taiwan's spokesman said this. Basic wiki-type background. Done, next story.

Yen down against dollar. BOJ spokesman said this. Dial-a-quote trader said this. Done, next story.

This does not require any form of intelligence and is not real journalism.

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kohakuebisuToday 04:45 pm JST

Ninety odd percent of current "journalism" is just passing on announcements.

So unless they are going to a front line or going out seeking interviews on the street, they aren't doing journalism? We have influencers for that crap.

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AI is very dangerous and is being used by malicious people guided by dark forces to commit wrong doings.

Enough of this sort of thing.

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AI is very dangerous and is being used by malicious people guided by dark forces to commit wrong doings.

That describes electricity in general, also petrol and matches, household cleaners and antifreeze, and arguably even water.

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AI is very dangerous and is being used by malicious people guided by dark forces to commit wrong doings.

AI is also very powerful, and used by many intelligent people to make their workflows easier.

Like the internet, it's a tool.

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Ninety odd percent of current "journalism" is just passing on announcements.

So unless they are going to a front line or going out seeking interviews on the street, they aren't doing journalism?

I think more than reporting what someone says can be expected. Check further to see if it is true or whether there is other info that is related. I tend to agree with kohakuebisu. We seem to have fewer of the good journalists that we once had. (Or perhaps I'm not reading the right news.)

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Of course they are. An AI can produce more convincing propaganda than any of the current media talking heads. Do the experiment yourself and discuss issues like genderism or US elections with ChatGPT or Claude.

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AI isn't artificial anymore

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