Identification: AI gives foragers dangerous misinformation.

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    togata57 Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    Leon Frey, a foraging guide and field mycologist at Cornwall-based Family Foraging Kitchen, which organises foraging field trips, said the samples he had seen contained serious flaws such as referring to “smell and taste” as an identifying feature. “This seems to encourage tasting as a method of identification. This should absolutely not be the case,” he said.

    https://www.theguardian.com/technol...oks-on-amazon-that-appear-to-be-written-by-ai

     
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    Frog Generous Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Thanks for posting this @togata57

    Yes I think this is a bit of a concern, given the hazards of toxic plants and mushrooms, and just the sheer sadness of misinformation, and illusion of learning.

    Here's my list so far of the mushroom/foraging related AI-written books:
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    Junglekeeper Esteemed Contributor 10 Years

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    What an abomination. AI-generated literary works should be strictly regulated and, at a minimum, have proper disclosure as such.
     

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