AI Is Tearing Wikipedia Apart

Wikipedians continue to have discussions about how to navigate expanding AI use on the platform. Image by Jeremy Moeller via Getty Images.

« As generative artificial intelligence continues to permeate all aspects of culture, the people who steward Wikipedia are divided on how best to proceed. 


Mariana Fossatti, a coordinator with Whose Knowledge?—a global campaign focused on enabling access to knowledge on the internet across geographic locations and languages—says large language models and Wikipedia are in a feedback loop that introduces even more biases. 

“We have this massive body of knowledge in more than 300 languages,” Fossatti told Motherboard. “But of course these 300 different languages are very unequal also. English Wikipedia is much more rich in content than others and we are feeding AI systems with this body of knowledge.” 

Read the full article on Vice Motherboard here.

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