Incident 562: Uptick in Low-Quality AI-Produced Content Degraded Publishers' Submission Management

Description: A surge in low-standard AI-generated content such as by ChatGPT was reported by publishers, which negatively impacted submission management process and editors' workflow.


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Alleged: OpenAI developed and deployed an AI system, which harmed publishing editors and publishers.

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AI Junk Is Starting to Pollute the Internet · 2023

When she first heard of the humanlike language skills of the artificial-intelligence bot ChatGPT, Jennifer Stevens wondered what it would mean for the retirement magazine she edits. 

Months later, she has a better idea. It means she is spen…


A "variant" is an incident that shares the same causative factors, produces similar harms, and involves the same intelligent systems as a known AI incident. Rather than index variants as entirely separate incidents, we list variations of incidents under the first similar incident submitted to the database. Unlike other submission types to the incident database, variants are not required to have reporting in evidence external to the Incident Database. Learn more from the research paper.