Writing created by artificial intelligence has dramatically improved over the last few years. Such robot-generated text is now used in newsrooms as well as by companies looking to generate content quickly and cheaply. Worse, these tools are being used by those creating fake news as well.
Most of the time jumping to conclusions is harmless, but it is a problem when jumping to conclusions becomes the default, especially in relation to decisions made about complex social and political issues, where more fine-grained reasoning is typically required.
In interview after interview, Trump supporters involved in Wednesday’s shameful storming of the U. S. Capitol trotted out conspiracy theories and echoed lies pushed by President Trump and many others.