23 Apr 2024

How AI is affecting research, Dr Ally Gibson's experience

From Afternoons, 1:25 pm on 23 April 2024

In 2021 Dr Ally Gibson launched a research project which required participants to submit short stories in response to a prompt about dating.

2021 & 2022 saw a myriad of quirky, unique, human stories. But in 2023 something changed.

The stories Ally was receiving now felt stilted, had weird tones, maybe used overly formal language.

She quickly realised it was yet another sign we've entered the post AI world.

To find out more about how AI ruined her research Dr Ally Gibson joins us now.

Human's hands with tech theme double exposure icons. Concept of big data.

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