Student's GPT-3 fake blog posts pass as human
Occurred: August 2020
Using the account of a PhD student to bypass usage restrictions imposed by Open AI, a college student fooled people into believing fake blog posts generated by the GPT-3 large language model were written by a human.
The first post generated by GPT-3 - titled Feeling unproductive? Maybe you should stop overthinking - was ranked first on Hacker News. Porr told MIT Technology Review that only a handful of people seem to have noticed that his posts were AI-generated, but they were quickly downvoted by Hacker News community members.
The incident raised concerns about the ease with which GPT-3 could be misused and abused, notably to produce clickbait content and misinformation and disinformation. According to Porr, 'it was super easy, actually, which was the scary part.'
Liam Porr (2020). My GPT-3 Blog Got 26 Thousand Visitors in 2 Weeks
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Published: April 2023