The intention of the author is to present advanced AI tools for people to grasp the relevance of artificial intelligence today, based on real examples.
All AI tools used to produce content are listed and accessible on the site. They are fed with (more or less) random prompts and snippets to get results that are relevant, confusing, or (arguably) interesting.
AI texts and images are published “as is” – without human intervention, without modification.
A dozen posts have already been published so far, including “Weird Animals», a fascinating collection of strange animals from DALL-E. Then dated January 29, a post titled: “Is AI-generated Art Really Art?(or Is AI-Generated Art Really Art?) presents relevant arguments rendered by ChatGPT.
The author of Talkingrobot is my longtime friend, Cyril Fievetpioneer of the Net, renowned journalist and author of a dozen titles including The robots (2002) and Extraordinary Robots (2006) and more Blog Story (2004), first book in French devoted to blogs. Currently Cyril publishes an English newsletter on Substack, fastforward.newsdedicated to the innovations that will define the future.
Emily: “Hello Cyril, great your new blog!”
Cyril: “Hello Emily, I obviously thought of you when I launched this new blog… After having created and fed dozens of blogs, I can finally create one where I don’t produce anything! 😉 I don’t know where this will lead me, but it was too tempting to try. The difficulty is to find good ideas for posts and identify the right prompts to generate interesting things. Not so easy, but exciting. It’s also a double-edged sword. Hard for a journalist-author to admit that an article that would have taken me two days to write is written in 20 seconds by an AI, almost perfect quality… On certain generic subjects, we can no longer fight, and I have fear that this will quickly be the case for more creative texts too. I intend to push the blog also in the fiction. Basically, this project is an experimentation lab, which should demonstrate a little more each day that the human author-creator is losing some of his prerogatives, or at least that his added value is shifting.
The timing of the launch of Talkingrobot.com is in my opinion appropriate. Because last week, Jonah Peretti, the CEO of buzzfeed – an information site with international reach and winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 2021, announced in a memo distributed to employees that “ChatGPT will play an increasingly important role in business operations to create quizzes, help employees brainstorm, and personalize content for their audience.”
An announcement that followed collective outrage at the online media CNETpinned for having published – without declaring it – more than 70 articles generated by an AI.
Despite the declarations heard within the newsrooms that the employees will be “assisted in their work” and not replaced by artificial intelligence, the concern is perceptible. And Talkingrobot.com should not reassure them.
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Innovation – A blog entirely produced by AI
– A blog entirely produced by AI
Talkingrobot.com is an experimental blog whose all content, texts and images, is generated by artificial intelligence tools.
Emily Turrettini – journalist specializing in new technologies