TAG CEO TOLD TO GO

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  1. chef-de-jour profile image97
    chef-de-jourposted 7 months ago

    The board at TAG has fired the CEO following the AI scandal of fake authorship. I'm not a business-minded person by any stretch but I feel this is a good move, an inevitable move given his 'enterprise value' stance on AI. Several other top people have been dismissed recently, offering hope for a different more inclusive approach to the future of our writing on HP. Here's hoping HP never succumb to the horror show that is the world of AI generated articles.

    1. Kenna McHugh profile image94
      Kenna McHughposted 7 months agoin reply to this

      I hope this is a good sign for the coming year. Another issue in the same vein is that Harvard's President was accused of plagiarism for a dissertation, which is a huge breach of academic integrity.

    2. Kenna McHugh profile image94
      Kenna McHughposted 7 months agoin reply to this
    3. chef-de-jour profile image97
      chef-de-jourposted 7 months agoin reply to this

      The crunch-time will come when HP, so far AI free and proud of it, is given the ultimatum by TAG...allow a minimum percentage of AI 'inspired' articles or wither and die in the purely human literary desert. I hope the crunch never arrives.

    4. Miebakagh57 profile image68
      Miebakagh57posted 7 months agoin reply to this

      Serves him right.                               Using the creative mind to research, and write original content is the great deal here.

  2. viryabo profile image95
    viryaboposted 7 months ago

    Great news to roundup the year. MHO.

  3. PaulGoodman67 profile image94
    PaulGoodman67posted 7 months ago

    While I'm very much against TAG using AI-generated work rather than paying writers to produce material, I don't see it as necessarily a hopeful situation.

    The "fake writer" saga, coupled with the multiple lay-offs, seem indicative of an industry that's facing multiple threats and struggling to stay afloat.

    I guess we'll wait and see whether TAG's future efforts to improve their "operational efficiency" benefit us writers but I'm not holding my breath.

    Here's a link to a Guardian article on the firing:

    http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2 … i-articles

  4. janshares profile image90
    jansharesposted 7 months ago

    Wow. Good follow up to my initial post on the scandal. Glad they've taken action, holding people accountable. I hope it's good news overall. But I tend to agree with Paul: wait and see. And pray for the benefits.

    1. Kenna McHugh profile image94
      Kenna McHughposted 7 months agoin reply to this

      Yes, Jan. Let's hope the new year is much better for HP.

    2. PaulGoodman67 profile image94
      PaulGoodman67posted 7 months agoin reply to this

      The AI scandal was certainly damaging for the Sports Illustrated brand, which is a flagship publication of TAG.

      It's difficult to know what exactly went on or indeed, what is now going on, TAG seem to hold their cards close to their chest. It's a very different atmosphere to the old days when HP was independent and Paul E had those very public spats with Google.

      TAG leadership has previously denied any wrongdoing, of course, but now the CEO has been pushed out, it all seems very dramatic.

      1. Kenna McHugh profile image94
        Kenna McHughposted 7 months agoin reply to this

        We can only speculate and hope that the temporary CEO causes positive results.

        1. PaulGoodman67 profile image94
          PaulGoodman67posted 7 months agoin reply to this

          I may be wrong but I suspect that nothing radical will happen while there's an interim executive running the show.

          1. Solaras profile image96
            Solarasposted 7 months agoin reply to this

            This interim CEO intends to create a media empire to promote his solutions to the world's greatest problems. Hopefully he has solid solutions.

  5. Jodah profile image90
    Jodahposted 7 months ago

    Very interesting developments. Maybe TAG will head in new directions, whether that is good or bad for us remains to be seen.

    1. Solaras profile image96
      Solarasposted 7 months agoin reply to this

      I think it will have a major impact on TAG and how and what ads are connected with users.  He wants to eliminate the middle men and have his products support the media - like soap companies used to subsidize daytime television shows,  or the King Biscuit Flour Hour. 

      Maybe there is no room for us in that.  I don't know how he plans to implement this media empire on behalf of his many different ventures.  But he is going in big on media.  I expect the next CEO will answer to him.

  6. Solaras profile image96
    Solarasposted 7 months ago

    Excellent news. He is a shyster, with no respect for the people off whom he succeeds.  Everyone who believed in his visions in the past has learned to regret that decision.

 
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