Near-term implications of generative AI

Poignant analysis from 'coffeefirst on Hacker News:

Generative AI is a superpower for spammers and content farmers. It’s hard enough to look up recipes, product reviews, or anything about health today, and they’re going to make it worse.

The consequence for this is an opportunity to build for trust over convenience. More value for things like Wirecutter/Consumer Reports, less for Amazon reviews and Yelp. Curation and Wikipedia-like governance models over algorithms.

What’s particularly interesting about this is its more about social innovation than technical innovation. You don’t need to win the cat and mouse game with AIs trying to fool you, you need a voluntary association of food blogs that verify they’re real people who test their recipes.

Published: 2023-01-01

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