Jesus fucking Christ, mates: https://www.kmeme.com/2020/10/gpt-3-bot-went-undetected-askreddit-for.html
@polanco Maybe we could fool the marketers and astroturfers that dominate places like reddit into engaging with our own army of AI bots while we all just enjoy the internet somewhere else
@matty how can we enjoy _our_ internet (say, gemini) when its content could as well be AI generated?
@polanco Honestly I don't know. Some sort of william gibson esque active defense measures that run some kind of AI auto detection maybe? That probably won't be very practical
Really it might be necessary to just design new protocols that can't be used by bots. I wonder how that could be done.
Also, government regulation could be very effective against advertising / astroturfing. But that isn't very likely to happen, and if it does it won't have enough teeth.
@matty I think the answer to that lies in the (political) eye of the beholder.
E.g. anarcho-capitalists could argue that once people notice X-news faked their information/pushed their own agenda, they'd lose popularity and eventually go bankrupt.
I personally think the State should somehow prevent, regulate and punish such behaviour, but as you said, what's gonna stop the goverment of today from twisting and breaking the rules in their own favor?
@polanco Also the media really is a tool of the class that runs the state. Noam Chomsky wrote about this in Manufacturing Consent. I see AI just as another tool in their toolbox. It's a digital extension of their continuous war on the non ruling class. Until the state actually works for us, I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for laws protecting us from artifical intelligence that works to serve the status quo.
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko