Researchers developing AI that could correct outdated information on Wikipedia


On Wednesday, MIT News reported that scientists have created an automated text-generating tool powered by artificial intelligence that could update outdated sentences like a human. Instead of relying on volunteers to correct outdated information on Wikipedia, the reference site would soon use a text-generating system "that pinpoints and replaces specific information in relevant Wikipedia sentences, while keeping the language similar to how humans write and edit." According to a paper by MIT researchers, the AI tool would still rely on humans to input information. However, they would not need to do so in a formalized or structured fashion; there would be no need to be concerned with style or grammar. The model would then search Wikipedia to locate the sentence with outdated information, and rewrite it with human-like construction.