The term "slop," coined by @deepfates on Twitter, is gaining traction as the term for unwanted AI-generated content, akin to how "spam" became synonymous with unwanted emails. In this article, Simon Willison explains how Large Language Models (LLMs) are great for productivity, but publishing unreviewed AI-generated content is simply rude.

if it’s mindlessly generated and thrust upon someone who didn’t ask for it, slop is the perfect term for it.

Key points

  • "Slop" defined as unwanted AI-generated content akin to "spam"-

  • Personal AI ethics in content generation and sharing is important

  • Proposal of "slom" for AI-generated spam subset

  • 'Don't publish slop' is a useful AI ethic


13th May 2024



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