You shouldn’t read this blog post

This title is a bit clickbaity, but it reflects the content of this blog post. It may be seem weird to write it like this but you will understand better this choice after you’ve skimmed through this following text:

Firstly, that’s where I would add my own personal opinion that we have seen how many times that stuff has come from people from the internet and some of them are actually good at it, but many are not from that world. Some of them might be a bit better with their personal experience and what they have seen. So there will be some positive stuff coming from some real world people that are like that, but then it will still be mixed with some negative stuff in that world. I am sure there will be some positive stuff, just look at the video game industry right now, I could write a whole paper about this and there is still a lot of stuff in it that is not good, but there is a lot of very positive stuff coming from that industry as well. So while there will be bad stuff, we should not be afraid to talk about it. So yes. I think that when you go to a video game there will always be some negative stuff coming from the game because it is a video game and it is a medium.

And maybe quickly this one too

Firstly, as I’ve discussed elsewhere, you see these types of questions as “Why do troll-like groups spread crap like this?” In the case of video games, I’m sure that’s a great question, and I’m not sure why they’re so angry about the news coverage or the money being invested in creating more fake news. But then if you asked your friend who “hates games as much as I do,” you would probably be able to point out that in a broader sense, “hate” is like a disease for certain groups of people, and this is exactly what video games are. The problem, as I see it, is that people who hate what they see, hear and understand as games are actually the good guys when it comes to the creation of those things, and that those groups don’t want us to spread those types of things as well.To make things interesting for the reader, however, I’ve tried to explain things in more depth and, of course, with lots of pictures (but you’re going to see, you know, a lot more pictures, even without the videos). And, if you’ve been paying attention in the comments so far, you’ll see that I make a lot of these arguments in my articles, as well, as well as a few others. Some are simple, but I think most will be less clear-cut and more complicated to make the layman understand them in context. So here we go.

Maybe you already understand where I’m heading to, but here is a last one:

First, the problem is that people like “hating” things is a very broad umbrella for something. As it tends to go, it covers almost everything in nature. As you can see in all the animal and plant fossils we see, humans and all other creatures seem to be made of all sorts of different stuff. In fact, the things we see are all made up of the same things, with parts made up of other parts, and other parts made up of parts that are identical but the parts that separate them are different. Now, since “mutation” of parts doesn’t look much like what you’d call the way things evolved, this creates the problem that, in order to have them all come together, all of them must have to be the same type of thing. This basically makes evolution by natural selection as the best tool for creating these kinds of things, because that’s exactly what all those other random ways of creating the things evolved from. But, again, it means that even though things look the same, there may be differences between all of them, that might have a negative impact on either the outcome of evolution or your ability to do certain things. To make things interesting for the reader, however, I’ve tried to explain things in more depth and, of course, with lots of pictures (but you’re going to see, you know, a lot more pictures, even without the videos). And, if you’ve been paying attention in the comments so far, you’ll see that I make a lot of these arguments in my articles, as well, as well as a few others. Some are simple, but I think most will be less clear-cut and more complicated to make the layman understand them in context. So here we go.

These texts may seem weird to you, they are in fact generated by the GPT-2 model with https://bellard.org/textsynth/. It was instructed to write a continuation to «Why do trolls want you to spread fake news? Why are video games more than ‘just’ entertainment? What does it mean when we “google” something? Why would somebody pay real money for items that only exist in virtual worlds? How can I leverage digital media as a positive force for change in science and society?», the Studiegids description of this course. I had to tweak one thing for it to work. Like this it continued the enumeration of questions. So I added the start of an argumentative sentence, “ First”, and the trick worked well. But if you are in the mood for an existential crisis, here:

What is the meaning of the concept of ethics in videogames, if ethical codes are not always written in code? Do we really need morality games in our games? How do we even get along if there are millions of non-gamers out there thinking alike? What’s the relationship between the real people in digital spaces and the people who play them? Is there a negative correlation? Why do they think that way? How can I use computer vision, machine learning and artificial intelligence to empower people with real power in my lives? How can I create a world where real action can happen without needing to live out fantasy? Why did the #1 trending topic on Reddit become the #1 trending topic for 2017? Why didn’t #gamergate really rise? Why did #notyourshield go from a joke to trending? Do trolls even exist? Is it really even true that they do exist? Why should you care? Why do they exist? Why would anyone pay real money for all these strange items?

So this isn’t a really honest blog post, and why I gave it this title.

The idea of this blog post popped up in my head when I didn’t know what to write. AI can write fake news so why not blog posts too?

The text above isn’t perfect, but it is still impressive. What about in a several years when it performs even better?

To be honest I needed several attempts to generate a convincing text. But even if bad results exists, it is still able to create good texts, so a bit of cherry picking shouldn’t problematic for this blog post where I want to show what it is capable of. 

It is far from perfect, but it can be fixed with some editing. I hope my English isn’t so bad that it looks like machine generated text, but the possibility that it is the case exists. Though, if I had decided to use this strategy and let AI write in my stead, I won’t be struggling right now to finish everything.

Plagiarism is a problem that exists and that is highly dis-encouraged by universities. However, even if the student doesn’t steal the work of somebody else, using a software to do a big part of your work is probably something that goes against Academic Integrity

Some think that this could be what calculators are for maths but for writing, a tool that makes the process easier, but the mind still needs to do the directing work. The thesis, global structure, arguments, bibliography and citations is something that the student will have to come up with. But these are things that could become parameters in future models. Make the skeleton and the AI fill in the rest.

But there are ways too to detect if a text is written by AI, with the one that knows it the best, with AI. It won’t be long before this will be integrated with the plagiarism control softwares, like for TurnItIn that is used at Leiden University.

To end, I will share a output from the previous prompt that isn’t that serious, but a funny way to conclude.

Firstly, I want to say that I am not a troll. I am a journalist. I am a writer. I am a human being. I am not a troll. I am a journalist. I am a writer. I am a human being. I am not a troll. I am a journalist. I am a writer. I am a human being. I am not a troll. I am a journalist. I am a writer. I am a human being. I am not a troll.

Or maybe not that funny, it sounds quite scary. It seems got in a loop, but claiming to be a human being is quite of putting. Text generators can be used for other harmful goals than cheating like for trolling and spamming.

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