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If AI destroys the media industry, then who will feed the chatbots?
PLUS: AI-written content is riddled with cliches.
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This Fortnite revenue share announcement seems like a big deal for the Creator Economy, and other tech platforms (::cough:: Tiktok and Meta ::cough::) should take note. [The Verge]
A fascinating look at how difficult it can be to merge tech stacks when one large media company acquires another. [Digiday]
Here's a question I haven't heard anyone answer: if the chatbots siphon off traffic to publishers, thereby depriving them of revenue, then who will create all the future content from which the chatbots will source their information? [NYT]
AI-written content is not only error-prone, but it's also riddled with cliches. [Futurism]
Offering a free, ad-supported tier for audiobooks makes a lot of sense and could do a lot to grow the audiobook industry. [Marketing Brew]
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