The Big Issue #318 introduces AI Editor



The Big Issue #318 is the first magazine in SA to be assisted by Artificial Intelligence. Meet Genevieve Stanley – the Guest Editor and AI bot who helped create this issue. 

And here are a few of the stories that appear in this GI Edition..

ChatGPT Trained To Lie
If you haven’t already signed up and tried ChatGPT, then it's important to understand that the platform does not deal in truth and facts. Elon Musk has his sights set on developing a rival AI platform called TruthGPT. Musk is a serial entrepreneur and investor, founding PayPal, Tesla, and SpaceX. Having seriously disrupted the banking sector, the car industry and space travel, he is artful in his craft . READ MORE 

Who Is Real?
Deepfakes: faces created by AI now look more real than genuine photos. READ MORE  

Our Big Issue vendors enjoy art sessions hosted by Elaine Millin, our Art Facilitator. In this art session Elaine’s theme was ‘Colour that nourishes by bringing joy, peace and relaxation’. READ MORE

“Get your copy and be part of job creation in SA – it’s more than just a good deed; it’s a damn good read.”

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WHAT: The Big Issue #318 – Artificial Intelligence Edition
WHEN & WHERE: May - June 2023
Available from your favourite vendor across the city. Anyone outside the city of Cape Town can buy the magazine at selected Spar and Pick n Pay stores.  Anyone outside of Cape Town can also buy the magazine here.
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