[D] Irresponsible anthropomorphism is killing AI journalism

There is no hope in convincing journalists since this is what sells (I think we should still try though, because otherwise it can only get worse).

Usually, hyperboles are more interesting than reality, which is why many people enjoy fiction stories for pleasure reading. News media kind of use hyperboles to make things interesting to capture the attention of the audience.

But this is probably also only one of the many issues that lead to that, and I believe also many journalists just don't know better because they read these things elsewhere (kind of a devil's circle).

To be fair, this issue with news media is not specific to AI. It's just the norm for every topic. I mean, ask anyone who has ever been interviewed by a newspaper and ask them whether the context of the article that quotes their opinions even remotely reflect what they actually said.

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