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Selected Reading: May 23

Google Is Paying Reddit $60 Million for ‘F**ksmith’ to Tell Its Users to Eat Glue. When Google Search turns to Redditors for help, bad things happen. 404 Media ($)

OpenAI Is Making Journalism an Offer It Can’t Refuse. There is no opting out of artificial intelligence, so getting paid makes sense, but the deals with publishers don’t bode well for the future of newsgathering. Bloomberg Opinion (note: I wrote this.)

Game-Changers and Missteps in AI in Documentary Film. *”*Today I’ll be sharing the best and worst uses of AI I’ve come across in the wide, wonderful world of documentaries. Obviously, since documentaries tell, you know, true stories, it can be a particularly fraught area to incorporate AI.” No Film School