AI-generated articles: According to Wikipedia, they make a website less trustworthy

AI-generated articles: According to Wikipedia, they make a website less trustworthy

The theme of the articles generated via Artificial intelligence it is a cause for great discussion online, between those who are in favor and those who are against this use of technology. Certainly, Wikipedia seems to have taken a clear position on the matter.

The famous digital encyclopedia, in fact, has downgraded the level of reliability of the technological website CNET. The portal in question, in fact, was one of the first to embrace AI, with the publication of articles that exploited solutions in this sense as early as November 2022.

Through a site analysis Futurism.comhowever, it was pointed out that the articles generated by AI turned out to be not only full of errors e inaccuraciesbut also real ones outlet. This case prompted CNET to abandon this editorial policy, despite the indelible stain on reputation. This is where Wikipedia comes in.

In fact, the encyclopedia offers a page called Reliable sources/Perennial sources (Reliable Sources/Perennial Sources). Here is a graph relating to the publication of news and its reliability according to Wikipedia.

Here, in a special thread, the publisher David Gerard he expressed his opinion on the need to remove links to CNET, as it was considered unreliable as a source. With several editors agreeing, the technology platform has effectively been downgraded in terms of reliability.

Wikipedia against CNET’s AI-generated articles: here are the statements

At present Wikipedia has classified the contents linked by CNET based on the publication period, considering those between November 2022 and January 2023 (time frame in which the articles were generated by AI) such as “Generally unreliable“.

Futurism reports that the problem with CNET’s AI-generated content has also sparked a broader debate among Wikipedia’s content curators about the reliability of other sources using such new technology.

For its part, the technological site wanted to comment on the incident through its spokesperson, according to which “CNET is the world’s largest provider of unbiased technology-focused news and advice“. He then added that “We have been trusted for nearly 30 years thanks to our rigorous editorial and product review standards. It is important to clarify that CNET does not actively use AI to create new content“.


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