Free Content, Not Machines, Writers' Biggest Threat
The big issue for reporters, editors, and publishers isn't automated text generation. It's the explosion of free human-authored content on the Web.
What's the Latest Development?
Will the Pulitzer Prize for 2016 be awarded to a computer program? There is a case that computer-human journalism could improve the product. But the big issue for reporters, editors, and publishers isn't automated text generation. It's the explosion of free human-authored content on the Web.
What's the Big Idea?
And the trend is that, careful and uniquely human writing will be unread, while McProse—of which there's such a human-produced glut A.I. programs are almost superfluous—will thrive. The most likely result of the new technology is a further division of writers into a few with brand identity and an even more pressed majority, some of them at least equally talented.
Giving our solar system a "slap in the face."
- A stream of galactic debris is hurtling at us, pulling dark matter along with it
- It's traveling so quickly it's been described as a hurricane of dark matter
- Scientists are excited to set their particle detectors at the onslffaught
The climate change we're witnessing is more dramatic than we might think.
A lazy buzz phrase – 'Is this the new normal?' – has been doing the rounds as extreme climate events have been piling up over the past year. To which the riposte should be: it's worse than that – we're on the road to even more frequent, more extreme events than we saw this year.
Once again, our circadian rhythm points the way.
- Seven individuals were locked inside a windowless, internetless room for 37 days.
- While at rest, they burned 130 more calories at 5 p.m. than at 5 a.m.
- Morning time again shown not to be the best time to eat.
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