On March 30, a CCC Town Hall panel on LinkedInLive explored the evolving nature of originality and authenticity in a world of AI.
ChatGPT and other sophisticated chatbots amaze us by how they mimic human speech with remarkable fluency. These generative AI tools can write school papers and science fiction novels, as well as news reporting and scholarly papers, all practically indistinguishable from those by human authors.
In coming years, AI and chatbots will remake how we work and how we communicate. Publishing and research especially are bound to change in ways that even the creators of these remarkable AI tools cannot imagine.
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When computers will provide our information, how should we respond? What place will human expertise and insight have in a world when machine-made media holds an information monopoly?
The VIP panel included Mary Ellen Bates, Bates Information Services; Steven Brill and Gordon Crovitz, co-founders, NewsGuard; Tracey Brown, director, Sense about Science; and Gina Chua, executive editor, Semafor.