We asked ChatGPT about A.I. news curation vs. humans.

What is ChatGPT?

ChatGPT is an artificial intelligence chatbot developed by OpenAI and released in November 2022. The name "ChatGPT" combines "Chat", referring to its chatbot functionality, and "GPT", which stands for Generative Pre-trained Transformer, a type of large language model.

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ai vs human news curation

We decided to ask ChatGPT.

The following text was generated by ChatGPT.

There are several reasons why humans are still needed for news curation over algorithms and artificial intelligence:

1. Ability to Understand Context: Humans possess a unique ability to understand the context and nuances of a situation. They can pick up on subtle hints and interpret the meaning of certain words and phrases. This skill is particularly important in journalism, where the accuracy of reporting is critical. Algorithms and artificial intelligence lack this ability, which makes them incapable of curating news articles accurately.

2. Flexibility: Humans are flexible and can adapt to new situations quickly. They can change their approach and style of reporting depending on the circumstances. Algorithms and artificial intelligence, on the other hand, have a fixed set of rules to follow. As a result, they may not be able to adapt to changing situations or new information.

3. Judgment: Humans possess judgment and critical thinking skills that are necessary for good journalism. They can assess the credibility of sources, evaluate the veracity of claims, and determine the significance of an event. Algorithms and artificial intelligence cannot make such judgments as they operate on pre-set rules.

4. Bias: Humans can be biased, but they can also recognize and correct their biases. Algorithms and artificial intelligence, on the other hand, can be programmed with biases and can perpetuate them if not corrected.

Overall, while algorithms and artificial intelligence can be useful tools in journalism, humans are still needed to curate news articles as they possess unique skills and abilities that cannot be replicated by machines.

Curate the news with Topico

Curating the news with Topico.

Topico is a mobile app for the user curation of news articles.

Our goal has always been to create an environment where we can comfortably share the news.

There are plenty of places to share the news, but those places also allow you to share photos, memes, and personal rants.

It’s our belief that to comfortably share the news we needed to build a platform that’s dedicated to only sharing news links, essentially Topico providing a way for people to create their own news aggregators for others to follow articles on the issues events, and topics that interest them.

User-curated news provides various perspectives and unique sources to showcase an infinite amount of personal curations.

Are humans far from perfect? – Of course, but they’re still the most capable of applying critical thinking and understanding context and nuance.

While A.I. has a place in finding relevant news and information, it’s our belief that human intelligence through personal curation is still needed to provide the general public the ability to actively participate in the sharing of knowledge and information.

Additionally, there’s an aspect of human curation that is often overlooked when discussing A.I. and algorithmic curation, and that’s the inclusion of creativity, aesthetics, and the most human of qualities, empathy.