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## Tech Journal CNET Used AI to Write Articles

A writer laments CNET's reckless embrace of AI generated content

The prominent technology journal CNET has used AI to generate some of its articles, although the results have been embarrassing. Apart from general outrage from critics, who claim this maneuver will obliterate the need for entry-level writers, the unspecified AI system made lots of errors. Jon Christian gives an example of the AI’s “boneheaded” work in a Futurism report, To calculate compound interest, use the following formula: Initial balance (1+ interest rate / number of compounding periods) ^ number of compoundings per period x number of periods  For example, if you deposit $10,000 into a savings account that earns 3% interest compounding annually, you’ll earn$10,300 at the end of the first year.“ It sounds authoritative, but it’s wrong. In reality, Read More ›