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AI Is Coming for Your Fortune Cookies

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A pile of fortune cookies.

With an estimated 3 billion cookies produced by the industry annually, having an inexhaustible supply of fortunes may eventually prove too tempting to ignore.

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The conversation surrounding artificial intelligence and the ways in which it could change media, art, and news is evolving rapidly. What few anticipated is that one of the first major controversies over AI-assisted content creation would involve your next Chinese restaurant order and the fortune cookie.

The Wall Street Journal author Angus Loten recently examined the landscape of short-form platitudes and how their ponderous quality makes them perfect for AI software. ChatGPT may not be able to write an Oscar-winning film (yet), but it's apparently capable of spitting out vague bits of homespun wisdom.

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