AI running out of original human generated content

The AI gold rush is hitting a ‘bottleneck’ that could spell disaster for Google and Meta

A new study released Thursday by research group Epoch AI projects that tech companies will exhaust the supply of publicly available training data for AI language models by roughly the turn of the decade—sometime between 2026 and 2032. …

In the longer term, there won’t be enough new blogs, news articles and social media commentary to sustain the current trajectory of AI development, putting pressure on companies to tap into sensitive data now considered private—such as emails or text messages—or relying on less-reliable “synthetic data” spit out by the chatbots themselves.

As more and more slop keeps getting churned out on the internet and floods our search results, there is little and little incentive anyway for humans to generate content in the first place. This data doom feels like a self-fulfilling prophecy.

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