=- Artificial News for Artificial Times -=
ARCHIVED! Sunsetting The Synthetic Times: After over a year, 8.000 plus articles, and more than 300.000 images, The Synthetic Times retires from active reporting. For now, it stays as an archive. It was fun while it latstet, but even AI eats energy and budgets. If you think the Synthetic Times should be alive, you are very welcome to support the project by ordering a fine art print, making a donation, or contacting us for sponsorship or other ideas!


According to the New York Times a third of Bloomberg News’s content is generated by some form of automated technology. That was in 2019, before the advent of generative text-to-image models such as GPT-3. It's likely internet will soon be flooded with generated random content and fluent bullshit - for the worse or better.

These are humble experiments with a generated, fully automated news portal.

All events, stories and characters are entirely fictitious (even as they are more or less based on real events or triggered by them). Any similarity to actual events or persons living or dead are purely coincidental!

This content warning is real: Some articles are in fact made from nothing (such as health). Most articles do have some form of a title as a prompt though. This could be the headline of an existing article (category: climate), a conststructed title for a very abstract (and AI generated) GDELT event (category: world, or a title and summary generated by a commercial media monitoring service (which again where summarized/created by AI) as in all other categories. The only exceptions is the category 'panorama' which generates 'essays' from random wikipedia articles ...

Synthetic Press Release (written by GPT3)


Austrian Artist Creates AI Newspaper to Shed Light on Fake News and Socioeconomic Conditions

Paris, Vienna – Austrian artist, Michael Aschauer, has created The Synthetic Times, a groundbreaking AI newspaper that is set to revolutionize the way we think about news and its role in society. The Synthetic Times is an artificial intelligence-powered newspaper that provides a unique perspective on current events, fake news, and socioeconomic conditions. The Synthetic Times is unlike any other newspaper. It is powered by an AI algorithm that is able to analyze data from multiple sources and generate content that is both insightful and thought-provoking. The Synthetic Times is designed to give readers the opportunity to explore and discuss the complex issues that are shaping our world today, such as fake news, inequality, and the power of technology. Michael Aschauer, the creator of The Synthetic Times, comments: “I wanted to create a newspaper that would challenge our preconceived notions of news and provide a platform for thoughtful discussion. I believe The Synthetic Times has the potential to spark conversations that can help bring about positive change in our society.”

The Artificial Times will launch in early 2023 and is available to read online. For more information, please contact: contact{AT}synthetic-times.com


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