You can already find content generated by artificial intelligence everywhere on the Internet. What may come as a surprise is that you can find this type of article on a news channel as well Google News. This fact was revealed by the company 404 Media, which claims that Google populates these websites and articles generated by artificial intelligence, which uses a variety of sources to write them. At the same time, Google News has always been among the channels they offer the latest and most accurate information on most topics, especially so the current information is a surprise.
404 Media has provided several examples of articles written by artificial intelligence. One of them involved a news website called Worldtimetodays that recently published an article about Star Wars. Analysis of the article showed that he was very similar to an article previously published by Distractify. The Worldtimetodays article featured the same photo of the author along with some strange wording, typical of AI-generated text.
With the development of artificial intelligence becoming more and more accessible, we will probably see more and more articles like this on Google News. Google seems likely not ready to review all articles, which fill her news feed. The company told 404 Media that it does try to filter out spam in Google News, but it doesn’t care too much about whether the article was written by a human or an AI. A Google representative said it was going rather about the quality of the content.
“When evaluating content, we focus on its quality rather than how it was created. Auto-generated content created primarily to drive traffic is considered spam and we take appropriate action according to our policies,” the statement said.
Google also announced that website content on Google News is assessed automatically and new articles may not be immediately detected by the system. The company added that its goal is reward original content, which demonstrates expertise and credibility. But it is a question whether it would not be better to filter the content also according to whether it is authored by artificial intelligence or a person.