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Why was an answer partially made using AI to make the point that you shouldn't use AI deleted?

My answer to a recent MSE question was deleted by a moderator a few hours ago. I have posted the screenshots below for those below 10,000 reputation. Yes, part of it did technically use AI to generate ...
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In today's era where artificial intelligence is becoming increasingly ubiquitous, what significance does a Q&A website still hold? [duplicate]

We can ask AI (like Chat GPT) for answers to almost any question. It usually provides multi-faceted and correct answers, and always remains calm. Especially for knowledge-based questions, AI has ...
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In the AI policy on SE sites allowing GenAI, don't discourage sharing the entire prompt(s). Sharing the entire prompt(s) should be instead encouraged

Regarding the SE sites allowing the use of generative AI: https://physics.stackexchange.com/help/ai-policy, https://webapps.stackexchange.com/help/ai-policy, https://serverfault.com/help/ai-policy, ...
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Questions about ChatGPT code [closed]

I see that using ChatGPT to provide content for answers on Stack Exchange is strictly forbidden. But what about using its provided code as the basis of a question? Here's a productivity-enhancing path ...
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Minor terminology improvement for the AI policy

https://physics.stackexchange.com/help/ai-policy, https://webapps.stackexchange.com/help/ai-policy, https://superuser.com/help/ai-policy, https://serverfault.com/help/ai-policy, etc. state: ...
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Proposed changes to Help Center articles to include mention of AI-generated content policy

Feb 22 2024 Update: I have just rolled out the network-wide version of the help center article that mentions content generated by generative artificial intelligence tools must be referenced. I have ...
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What is the best formatting to quote an LLM/ChatGPT question/answer?

Say I want to mention what ChatGPT said. How is the best way to delineate what is the prompt and what is the response?
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If I let ChatGPT improve a post of mine linguistically, does that count as "AI generated content"?

As a non-native English speaker, I am often a little bit unsure about grammar, wording, or phrasing of my posts. Ignoring the fact that this might be hard to detect by others: if I ask an LLM like ...
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Enable the announced 'Answers generated by Artificial Intelligence tools are not allowed' banner on Meta.SE

This is a follow-up on Sites can now request to enable a banner to warn about their policy on AI-generated content where I posted a now-deleted answer to comply with the guidelines. We frequently see ...
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Sites can now request to enable a banner to warn about their policy on AI-generated content

February 22, 2024 Update The help center articles have been rolled out network-wide. See revision 15 of the February 7th post for more details. If you're interested in enabling one of these banners on ...
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What is the best way to keep Stack Overflow strong now that we have ChatGPT? [closed]

I saw an article, After ChatGPT disruption, Stack Overflow lays off 28 percent of staff. Stack Overflow helps me a ton. I suspect many AI's knowledge comes from user-generated content on the Internet.....
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Is casting R/A flags on blatant, but uncited, LLM-generated content acceptable?

This is about LLM-generated content that wouldn't otherwise be R/A, not abusive content that happens to be LLM-generated. Also, spam is still spam, even if it's AI-generated. For sake of discussion, I'...
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What percentage of users mod-warned (no suspension) for posting AI-generated answers have gone on to write legitimate answers?

Put differently, what percentage of users who post AI-generated answers have demonstrated motivation to contribute content without violating site-specific AI-generated content policies or the rules ...
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Is uncited LLM usage considered a CoC violation under the Inauthentic Usage policy?

In the new CoC, there's an Inauthentic Usage policy that prohibits "Plagiarizing or copying content from websites, books, or other online and offline tools without proper attribution in a manner ...
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Is Stack Exchange explicitly blocking web crawlers that have a potential to be used for training AI models?

The robots.txt for all SE sites explicitly blocks GPTBot and Amazonbot. GPTBot is OpenAI's web crawler that is used for training their large language models as well as allowing their applications to ...
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What does a good flag for suspected AI (e.g., ChatGPT) content look like?

When flagging a post that I believe is ChatGPT, what information should I include? If I just raise a "In need of moderator intervention" flag and let them know it looks like ChatGPT, is that ...
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Are moderators now allowed to delete ChatGPT-generated posts?

I've flagged some ChatGPT-generated posts (in June) on Stack Overflow. Recently they've been reviewed, and most of my flags were helpful. Then the posts I flagged were deleted. Are moderators now ...
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Correlation between AI generated content and the demise of SE/SO

In a recent paper*, a bold statement was made that: We find that relative to its Russian and Chinese counterparts, where access to ChatGPT is limited, and to similar forums for mathematics, where ...
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A user seems to be trolling many SE sites with AI-generated answers; what should I do?

This user has had an account on a number of Stack Exchange sites for many years, and wrote a small number of questions and answers in that time. In the last few days, they've started posting dozens of ...
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Does Stack Exchange Inc. intend to sue firms that use language models that are partly trained on Stack Exchange?

Stack Exchange Inc. has expressed an interest in financially profiting from some companies that use Stack Exchange data to train their model. Many language models are partly trained on Stack Exchange ...
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Let's award the Marshal badge multiple times to encourage ChatGPT flagging

We un-gamified flagging too early by cutting off the gamified incentive after the first 500 flags; we need to provide more incentive. Let’s encourage more participation in policing the seemingly ...
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How about using GPT or some other LLMs to help for spam detection?

Example from https://askubuntu.com/questions/1475868/gold-rupee-loan-app-customer-carehelpline-number%ef%b8%8f-7250536107-7250536107 Prompt given to https://chat.openai.com/?model=text-davinci-002-...
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Can we have a follow-up to "GPT on the platform: Data, actions, and outcomes"?

In answers to GPT on the platform: Data, actions, and outcomes there's been criticism about the methodology. As the policy about suspensions and the strike is now ongoing for more than 30 days, can we ...
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Give mods access to the draft count and pasted content of answer posts to help them detect ChatGPT answers

It's been pointed out to me by several people now that giving moderators access to the content of what people paste is bad for privacy. I initially disagreed (and still hold some thoughts of ...
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Why don't moderators test their AI content detection abilities?

In How can we determine whether an answer used ChatGPT? (SO specific; it might be different for other sites), moderators initially didn't disclose how they detect AI generated content, probably in ...
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Why not explore the future of text generation in a more segregated fashion?

SE.Inc has decided we are doing LLM stuff now. They are burning investment capital while doing so. Yet it appears that none of those stakeholders have successfully demanded what I imagine is perfectly ...
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How accurately could one differentiate between simple copy & paste of AI generated content and improved and fact checked AI generated content?

This question is concerned with finding possible middle grounds in the ongoing debate about banning and detecting AI generated content, so it will probably get criticized from all sides. I'm prepared. ...
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Is the cost of ChatGPT integration into Stack Exchange sustainable?

Just today, the AI question draft editor / formatting assistant experiment went live. From fiddling with it, it seems clear that it's just ChatGPT / a related OpenAI LLM with a prompt designed for ...
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Is there a correlation between opposing the use of AI-generated content on Stack Exchange and rating AI low in general?

Intro I have seen people whose critique of ChatGPT rests on citing examples of unskillful use. Can resistance to permitting ChatGPT on Stack Exchange be in part attributed to an inaccurate appraisal ...
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If bad AI content gets upvoted, is the voting system the problem?

Summary If bad AI content gets upvoted, can we use that as an opportunity to understand & improve our voting system? Should we focus more on the fact that bad AI content is bad, and not that it ...
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If SE won't allow heuristics to identify AI, how does it plan on stopping spam-profile accounts boosted by AI posts?

I've now seen more than 2,000 posts that I suspect are AI on Stack Overflow alone. I've flagged over 1,200 of these. The remainder were already handled, handled under one of the other flags, or in ...
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GPT on the platform: Data, actions, and outcomes

In a meeting with some moderators last week, I committed to releasing the data sets from our initial studies around the efficacy and false positive rates of ChatGPT detectors to them. Tuesday ...
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Price of AI floodgates inaction

I was going to post this as an answer (among many) under @Philippe's Statement from SO: June 5, 2023 Moderator Action, but that's currently locked, apparently due to concerns about the title, out of ...
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With AI answers now being essentially unmoderated, what data might be surfacing that demonstrates the old policy was effective?

It's been about a week since the community and moderators lost the ability to effectively moderate AI content. Given that time, we should start to see some data/patterns emerge that could tell us (...
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Moderators do not (and never did) rely blindly on automatic GPT detector tools

A recent statement from the SE company to the press suggests that company spokespeople (the CEO or whoever writes his statements) believe that moderators have been relying on ChatGPT detection tools ...
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Why wasn't the guidance to moderators on how to moderate AI Generated content made publicly available?

I read in this question written by Philippe: Stack Exchange released guidance to moderators on how to moderate AI Generated content. Why wasn't the guidance to moderators on how to moderate AI ...
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What is the false positive rate of GPT detectors for content on the SE network? [duplicate]

I read in this answer written by Philippe: We've also identified that current GPT detectors have an unacceptably high false positive rate for content on our network and should not be regarded as ...
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Sustainability of new AI generated content policy

There is a user on Stack Overflow, who posted six answers within 12 (!) minutes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6. Those answers are quite clearly AI-generated: common style, extreme speed, extreme variety of ...
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Discussion: Network policy regarding AI Generated content

A new Network policy regarding AI Generated content was recently announced by Stack Exchange. As discussion is not currently permitted on such posts, please discuss the policy in the answers here so ...
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Can we please get more information on the "network policy regarding AI Generated content" post?

Meta notes: This was originally posted as an answer in response to What is the network policy regarding AI Generated content?. Some of the requests for more information have been addressed in GPT on ...
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What if, hypothetically, ChatGPT became smart enough to create an account?

Would their account be suspended? What exactly would happen? If their account got banned, what would it be for?
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Is SE legally allowed to sell user content for AI model training despite the fact that some of this content is not allowed to be used to train AIs?

SE Inc. wants to sell our content to some companies for AI training. However, some of our content is not allowed to be used to train AIs. E.g., since ChatGPT hasn't been banned on all SE sites, some ...
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New flag for ChatGPT answers

Answers generated using ChatGPT are banned on many Stack Exchange sites. This is mainly because they aren't particularly accurate or useful, and are often misleading. Personally, I've spotted a ...
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Can GPT-4 be used to do SEDE queries?

I don't know how to do SEDE queries, but I would like to explore some of the Earth Science Stack Exchange data. Once I needed a query it was done by user rene, but I have many queries to do on Earth ...
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Integrate GPT-4 or future large language models or other AI? [duplicate]

At some point, large language models will generate answers that are better than human answers. There seems to be consensus that GPT-3 and ChatGPT (GPT-3.5) are not good enough for that But it will ...
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Is the Stack Exchange community going to fight against AI use with anti-cheating systems? [closed]

Some sites have started to tell moderators to ban users using AI to generate content and reputation. Will the community begin a machine-learning battle against the use of AI in Stack Exchange to help ...
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Examples of ChatGPT being right and wrong on Stack Exchange?

Some sites have prohibited the use of ChatGPT on their site, with the rationale that it produces "mostly wrong answers". I've not seen examples myself of answers of ChatGPT being flat out ...
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Shouldn't the ChatGPT policy be more explicit about what is and is not allowed? [duplicate]

The announcement of ChatGPT's ban only talks about the potential incorrect answers the AI could add to the site if allowed. However, I can think of more uses for the AI than answers. You focused on ...
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Will original answers but translated by AI receive the same treatment as answers spontaneously generated by AI?

As announced on Stack Overflow Meta, the use of content generated by ChatGPT is temporarily banned. It was stated in Temporary policy: ChatGPT is banned Stack Overflow is a community built on trust. ...
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Has Stack Exchange's traffic decreased since ChatGPT?

I was wondering whether the traffic of Stack Exchange sites went down since the open access to ChatGPT. There is so much gossip in terms of "Will programmers be unnecessary with ChatGPT? Will ...
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