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A GPT-3 bot posted comments on Reddit for a week and no one noticed

Busted: A bot powered by OpenAI’s powerful GPT-3 language model has been unmasked after a week of posting comments on Reddit. Under the username /u/thegentlemetre, the bot was interacting with people on /r/AskReddit, a popular forum for general chat with 30 million users. It was posting in bursts of roughly once a minute.

Fooled ya—again: It’s not the first time GPT-3 has fooled people into thinking what it writes comes from a human. In August a college student published a blog post that hit the top spot on Hacker News and led a handful of people to subscribe. And GPT-3 has been used to compose several articles about itself, though these typically end with a human-written disclaimer. But the bot presented as a regular Redditor and published hundreds of comments before being spotted.

Detective work: The bot’s prodigious posting caught the attention of Philip Winston, who describes on his blog

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Edward Snowden comments on Amazon for hiring ex-NSA chief Keith Alexander

  • Amazon announced Thursday it has elected former National Security Agency (NSA) chief Keith Alexander to its board.
  • Alexander presided over the NSA when the Edward Snowden scandal broke.
  • Snowden reacted to the news of Alexander’s hiring to Amazon, saying: “It turns out ‘Hey Alexa’ is short for ‘Hey Keith Alexander.'”
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Amazon has appointed the NSA chief who oversaw the Edward Snowden mass-surveillance scandal to its board.

The online retail giant announced the appointment on Wednesday.

General Keith Alexander presided as director of the National Security Agency (NSA) from 2005 to 2014, after which he founded his own cybersecurity company IronNet Security. According to Amazon’s site, Alexander now sits on Amazon’s audit committee.

Alexander was in the spotlight in 2013 when Edward Snowden, a former CIA sub-contractor, leaked thousands of NSA documents and blew the whistle on the agency’s mass surveillance programmes, triggering global

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