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5:30 pm, May 17th, 2023 - 4 comments
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Barry jenkin has died…
At a time when commercial radio was crap…he was a rare beacon of good taste/new music..
Artificial intelligence is dominating headline after headline right now, and it’s not hard to see why. In Hollywood, WGA writers are going on strike partly because they worry about how AI will impact their careers, and many workers in other fields are worried about how this emerging technology might affect their own jobs. Now, AI has already managed to gut one major job: according to Digital Journal, publishers are embracing AI audiobooks and increasingly pushing human narrators out of the picture altogether.
In retrospect, the rise of AI audiobooks is something that we really should have seen coming. Currently, AI struggles to create things from scratch, such as novels, without extensive human editing. For many writers and workers in other fields, this leads to a somewhat philosophical question: if these companies are still going to have to hire editors to make AI-generated text palatable, why not just cut out the digital middleman and continue to rely on human beings to create colorful and compelling stories from scratch?
Unfortunately for narrators, AI audiobooks are a different animal altogether. The text has already been written, so the technology doesn’t have to come up with a dazzling original story. Instead, all the technology has to do is emulate the pitch, cadence, and general line delivery of a human narrator, and this is easy enough to do that countless publishers are now relying on it.
The rodeo instructor's had too many head-knocks.
A number of seniors at Texas A&M University–Commerce who already walked the stage at graduation this year have been temporarily denied their diplomas after a professor ineptly used AI software to assess their final assignments, the partner of a student in his class — known as DearKick on Reddit — claims to Rolling Stone.
Dr. Jared Mumm, a campus rodeo instructor who also teaches agricultural classes, sent an email on Monday to a group of students informing them that he had submitted grades for their last three essay assignments of the semester. Everyone would be receiving an “X” in the course, Mumm explained, because he had used “Chat GTP” (the OpenAI chatbot is actually called “ChatGPT”) to test whether they’d used the software to write the papers — and the bot claimed to have authored every single one.
“I copy and paste your responses in [ChatGPT] and [it] will tell me if the program generated the content,” he wrote, saying he had tested each paper twice. He offered the class a makeup assignment to avoid the failing grade — which could otherwise, in theory, threaten their graduation status.
Smash it, Grant.