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Given recent controversies on various platforms involving AI-generated content, which have resulted in some attention being directed towards our platform, we wanted to clarify where we stand when it comes to this issue.
Presenting AI-generated content as your own work is a violation of our policies by every measure.
Presenting any non-original work as if it were your own is first and foremost plagiarism. If you are copying from somewhere else, you must provide proper attribution and respect the license or copyright of the work.
Our platform is designed to be a place where communities can host high-quality, peer-reviewed information. AI-generated content is neither of those. It is known for "hallucinating" facts, and often misrepresents information in subtle ways that often go unnoticed by those not experts in the subject matter. Its output cannot be trusted, and using it to generate information risks spreading misinformation and entirely fictitious sources.
From our point of view, the use of AI-generated content, particularly Large Language Model (LLM) generated content, constitutes an abuse of the platform, and moderators are empowered to remove such content and issue warnings as they see fit. The Community Team is available to provide support and guidance, and to review any cases where there's doubt as to if it's actually AI-generated or not.
Of course, while this is where the Codidact Team stands on this issue, any community on our network or using our platform is welcome to determine for themselves what their position is on this issue. If your community decides that actually AI-generated answers are your cup of tea, that's your prerogative, as long as proper attribution is given. But the default policy that is in place unless a community decides otherwise is that LLM- and AI-generated content, by themselves, are not considered acceptable to post as questions, answers, articles, or otherwise on our platform.