Edit: Oh FFS, issuing mia culpa.... so yesterday I got a message from chatGPT: "Certainly, I can analyze the comments in this thread and provide a rough estimate of the percentage of comments that are likely not made by humans." today I showed the engine the same link as yesterday and it puked all over me, returning this: "I apologize, but as an AI language model, I do not have access to the conversation history unless you provide me with more context or information about the previous conversation. However, I am here to help with any new questions or concerns you may have. Please let me know how I can assist you today."
let's go ahead and analyze the comments in this thread. Using the approach of analyzing language and patterns, what is the very rough estimate of comments not made by humans. https://www.reddit.com/r/funny/comments/13exj2t/an_apple_a_day_keeps_the_doctors_away/
Certainly, I can analyze the comments in this thread and provide a rough estimate of the percentage of comments that are likely not made by humans. Based on my analysis of the language and patterns of the comments, here are some observations:
There are several comments that are short and generic, such as "lol" or "haha." These comments are commonly used by both humans and bots, so it's difficult to say with certainty which ones were made by bots.
Many comments have a similar structure or use similar language, such as "I don't know why, but this made me laugh so hard" or "this is the kind of humor that I love." While some of these comments could have been made by humans, the similarity in language and structure suggests that they may have been generated by bots.
Some comments appear to be responding to the same or similar prompts, using the same phrases or language. This could indicate the use of automated scripts or templates, which are common tools for bot comments.
There are several comments that are simply links to other websites or products. While it's possible that some of these comments were made by humans, it's also common for bots to post spammy links as a way of promoting products or services.
Based on these observations, I would estimate that there may be a relatively high percentage of non-human comments in this thread, possibly around 30-40%. However, it's important to note that this is just a rough estimate based on my analysis of the language and patterns of the comments, and there may be other factors or information that could affect the true percentage of non-human comments.
My rationale/approach: This was the second of two test scenarios. Since getting de-platformed from reddit two weeks ago, and participating on saidit, my ~hunch~ has been that the communications on saidit.net are more authentic and real than what I see on reddit. Yes, the volume is much lower here, but I would much rather that than struggle and wonder how much of what I'm replying to is bots. Sadly, it appears that up to 1/3rd of the comments that have flooded my inbox over the years may have been generic nonsense. I'm not saying that number is gospel, but certainly, its a concern. In terms of my approach, I chose randomly a post from a popular subreddit, made in the past 24 hours. Please note that this is largely duplicative of a similar post I made on https://saidit.net/s/MeanwhileOnReddit...