Is A.I. Poisoning Itself?, Billionaire Cage Fight and Cooking With ChatGPT

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Hosted by Kevin Roose and Casey Newton

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Edited by Jen Poyant

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Original music by Dan Powell, Elisheba Ittoop, Marion Lozano, Sophia Lanman and Rowan Niemisto

Whether it’s on TikTok or Twitter, A.I.-generated content is already flooding the web. So, what happens when the technology — prone to confidently making things up — starts ingesting itself?

Then, the New York Times reporter Joe Bernstein talks about why Mark Zuckerberg wants to fight Elon Musk in a cage match.

Plus, we put ChatGPT’s recipe generation to the test with A.I. cocktails.

Today’s guests:

Joe Bernstein is a Styles reporter at The New York Times.

Priya Krishna is a Food staff reporter at The New York Times.

Additional reading:

Generative A.I. is already changing the web and potentially harming itself.

The Times’s Cooking team tried cooking recipes made by ChatGPT. The results were mixed.

Mark Zuckerberg has been working out — and he’d like you to know about it.


“Hard Fork” is hosted by Kevin Roose and Casey Newton and produced by Davis Land and Rachel Cohn. The show is edited by Jen Poyant. Engineering by Alyssa Moxley and original music by Dan Powell, Elisheba Ittoop, Marion Lozano, Sophia Lanman and Rowan Niemisto. Fact-checking by Caitlin Love.

Special thanks to Paula Szuchman, Pui-Wing Tam, Nell Gallogly, Kate LoPresti and Jeffrey Miranda.

Kevin Roose is a technology columnist and the author of “Futureproof: 9 Rules for Humans in the Age of Automation.” @kevinroose Facebook

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