• Bullshit Genres: What to Watch For When Studying the New Actant ChatGPT and Its Siblings.

    Author(s):
    Ilana Gershon (see profile)
    Date:
    2023
    Group(s):
    Anthropology, Labor Studies
    Subject(s):
    Artificial intelligence, Communication, Digital media
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    genre repertoire, Genre/form headings
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/d87v-2g64
    Abstract:
    I lay out what I believe ethnographers of AI who engage with large language models (LLMs) might want to pay attention to in the next couple of years. My starting point is that it would be helpful to explore how people are responding to ChatGPT in terms of genre, that people’s reactions to ChatGPT is to treat it at its core as though it is a genre machine—that is, a machine intelligence that reproduces and tweaks genres in just the right way for human consumption.
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    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    5 months ago
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