Irish Times apologises for hoax AI article about women’s use of fake tan – The Guardian

The statement on Sunday confirmed Ireland’s paper of record had been duped. “As in any 24/7 news operation, some days we do better than others. But last Thursday we got it badly wrong,” said Mac Cormaic. “It was a hoax; the person we were corresponding with was not who they claimed to be.” […] They said they used GPT-4 to create approximately 80% of the article and the image generator Dalle-E 2 to create a profile picture of a quintessential “woke” journalist using the prompts “female, overweight, blue hair, business casual clothing, smug expression”. The hoax’s goal was “to give my friends a laugh” and “to stir the shit” in the debate about identity politics.