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Why “Sorry, I don’t know” is sometimes the best answer: The Washington Post’s technology chief on its first AI chatbot
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The Verge / Adi Robertson / May 15, 2023
“Good writing can delight us with an intriguing turn of phrase…But Google’s onstage ideas were almost impressive in their ability to serve precisely none of writing’s core purposes. Its examples of ‘Help me write’ calcify the worst tendencies of ‘professional’ communications. They’re bland, bloated boilerplate that turns a human prompt into something that uses more words to say less.”
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