Originally published December 1, 2023 | By: 

Sports Illustrated mounted a robust defense of its publication of alleged AI-generated articles earlier this week, blaming it on a third party.

That doesn’t mean it will get a free pass.

This is no time for cheap shots — an episode like this could happen to any publisher. But here is a sample of of the criticism Sports Illustrated is getting.

“This practice marks a significant shift from the magazine’s past accolades in sports journalism,” says Jim Kaskade, CEO of CEO of Conversica. “The use of AI-generated content and personas, without proper disclosure, undermines journalistic ethics and erodes reader trust.”

Read more about Jim Kaskade’s thoughts here.