1. birgerjohansson says

    This is the gunk the boy found inside the supposed ‘human’ guest in the attic in the Ray Bradbury story.

  2. Tethys says

    It’s a kidney, with testes and sad droopy appendages.
    I don’t think it qualifies as advertising or progress.

  3. andywuk says

    Remember the AI has been trained off existing adverts and has been asked to produce a medical advert. Consequently this may be more indicative of the bollocks usually served up in medical advertising than necessarily the ineptitude of AI.

    (or Large Language models rather than AI)

  4. numerobis says

    Looks like scammers have found a new filter to keep out the smart people who they’d be wasting their time on.

  5. outis says

    You know, this IS actually progress.
    We are already bombarded 24/7 by idiotic ads we lack any interest for, and that we always ignore. Therefore, at this point nothing could be better than fully accept the nonsense online advertising has become… and post this kind of dadaist delirium. Embrace the madness.
    Medcal Ilmmarrarvy AntiBR, I salute you. Covfefe.

  6. KG says

    Perhaps the current crop of “AIs” are actually mechanisms for reaching into alternative timelines and bringing back items they then display – and in one of them, that advert makes sense – or at least, as much sense as most adverts do.

  7. gijoel says

    It gets worse. Dr Karl is a beloved Australian institution, who has spent decades as a science communicator/debunker in Australia. Shithead scammers have been cloning his voice to sell stupid diet pills.

    Don’t be surprised if your friendly, neighbourhood atheist (appears to) starts spruiking diet pills on Facebook. We feared AI for all the wrong reasons.

  8. John Morales says

    Um, the image is AI, but the advertising is all too human.

    (Not exactly well done)

  9. chrislawson says

    Pretty sure this kind of AI misuse is a scam to rip off companies. The ad ‘agency’ (probably one guy with a laptop) gets paid to create a fixed number of ads much cheaper than market rates. The ‘agency’ takes the money, pumps an AI to generate nonsense with minimal work (they don’t even bother to check that it produces readable text), and plugs that nonsense into an automated ad feed service with zero editorial oversight. Easy money.

    If this is correct, I have little sympathy for the companies being ripped off this way because it is their own dodginess that led them down this path.

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