Incident 413: Thousands of Incorrect ChatGPT-Produced Answers Posted on Stack Overflow

Description: Thousands of incorrect answers produced by OpenAI's ChatGPT were submitted to Stack Overflow, which swamped the site's volunteer-based quality curation process and harmed users looking for correct answers.


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Alleged: OpenAI developed and deployed an AI system, which harmed Stack Overflow users and Stack Overflow.

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