- How a guy with WordPress and a GPT-4 subscription can generate infinite content
- BuzzFeed has started using AI in January to generate content
- Before them, CNET Money has silently started publishing ChatGPT-generated content (full of inaccuracies that nobody bothered to fact-check)
- An AI makes it easy to paraphrase other AIs to not get caught by other AIs
- The publisher of the UK Daily Mirror wants to play the automated content publishing game, too
- The publisher of Sports Illustrated has been way faster than them
- It really doesn’t look bright for mediocre journalists, but they will fight back. Yes. By demanding a subsidy
- And by using AI to make you pay even harder for the AI-generated content that is inspired by your conversations on social media
- LinkedIn launches “collaborative articles” where AI does a tiny bit and you, the user, do the rest (their role in all of this is profiting, in case you are wondering)
- Every publishing platform and channel will be saturated with AI-generated content. It already started
- And it’s so severe that organizations like AP, Nature, Elsevier, and The Committee on Publication Ethics, had to create anti-AI policies
As I wrote in the Free Edition of this Issue, this is the first monthiversary of Synthetic Work. I owe you a special thank you, without jokes, because your support as paying members keeps the project alive.
This week, we talk about the Publishing industry. Wild things are happening under our noses.
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