– G/O Media, the company that owns outlets like The A.V. Club, Gizmodo, and The Onion, announced its intention to experiment with AI tools.
– The first AI-generated articles published by Gizmodo and The A.V. Club contained errors and raised concerns.
– The Gizmodo article, titled "A Chronological List of Star Wars Movies & TV Shows," had factual inaccuracies about the franchise's chronology, leading to criticism from fans.
– The A.V. Club article, titled "The Biggest Summer Blockbusters of 2003: 10 Can’t-Miss Movies," lacked substantial writing or analysis, suggesting an attempt to attract search traffic.
– It is unclear how the articles were assigned, generated, and whether they were edited by humans before being published.
– The use of AI tools in media production has often resulted in inaccurate or subpar content, requiring human intervention for correction.
– Journalists and media professionals have expressed concerns about the encroachment of AI technology, particularly when implemented without transparency and during periods of layoffs and downsizing.
– The Gizmodo union advised readers to avoid clicking on articles credited to the AI bot, deeming the rollout of AI-generated articles as "unethical and unacceptable."