Jimmy Wales: ChatGPT is no threat to Wikipedia - yet

'It just hallucinates way too much'

John Leonard
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Jimmy Wales: AI is no threat to Wikipedia - yet
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Jimmy Wales: AI is no threat to Wikipedia - yet

Large language models are not suitable for producing factual content, but a threat could come from pressure on copyright law, says Wikipedia founder.

"Everyone's always asking if ChatGPT is a threat to Wikipedia," said Jimmy Wales, speaking at an OpenUK press event last week. "Our view is no it isn't, at least not right now, because it just s...

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