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Techrights Was Right About the Chaff Bots (They Failed to Live up to Their Promise)

posted by Roy Schestowitz on Sep 29, 2023

Chat Bot Head

THE chatbots are a passing fad. It's easy to demonstrate how the hype in the media decreases every month and even Microsoft is being downgraded because of loss/erosion of interest in chatbots.

Those who have been paying attention to news of substance rather than fashionable "tech trends" probably know that GNU/Linux grew a lot this year. It's not because of any single factor (e.g. Steam Deck); it's just that Windows is rotting and many people won't buy a new PC with Windows preinstalled. Microsoft has already admitted that revenue tied to Windows collapsed spectacularly this year.

Our priority this month has been migration and upgrade. Next month we shall continue the process as we want to re-add the daily bulletins we've had here since 2020 and maybe start the same (bulletins) at the sister site, Tux Machines, which no longer posts similar links to the ones posted here. It also publishes many original articles this month.

Earlier this year the bribed, corruptible "media" spread panic about chatbots taking over the Web, cautioning that everything on the Web can be written by chatbots without getting detected as utter junk, meaningless garbage. Those predictions barely materialised and sites that attempted to run with computer-generated spew were named and shamed. Their chatbots experiments basically destroyed them.

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