ChatGPT bombarded famous sci-fi magazine with texts
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The possibilities of unlimited content generation using language models have led to problems in the work of the science fiction magazine Clarkesworld. On Monday, the editor-in-chief had to temporarily stop accepting articles and stories due to a 20-fold increase in the number of texts created by AI. In the meantime, more than 200 ChatGPT creations have already appeared on Kindle bookstore shelves, and writers' associations have demanded protection for their work. machine-generated prose. In October there were about 25 of them, in January there were already more than 100, in February – around 350. The growth curve coincides with the public availability of ChatGPT, the OpenAI chatbot, at the end of November 2022.
Clarkesworld magazine has been publishing established science fiction authors since 2006. He has been awarded several Hugo awards for his contributions to this genre of literature. The publication has a transparent system of publications and payment, usually 12 cents per word. And there is a ban on the publication of works in the writing of which AI participated. But that doesn't stop people from wanting some easy fame and money.
“The troublemakers are from outside the science fiction and fantasy community. They are mostly referred by income coaches who claim that ChatGPT is easy to earn. They are responsible for this and deserve some of the contempt that AI developers receive”,– says Clarke.
Just to be clear, this is NOT the number of submissions we receive by month. This is the number of people we've had to ban by month. Prior to late 2022, that was mostly plagiarism. Now it's machine-generated submissions. https://t.co/YJdjBOTFmy
— clarkesworld (@clarkesworld) February 21, 2023
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