As you may have guessed, our AI moderator @OpenAL
was our April Fools' Day joke. OpenAL's website
was a pretty big hint
I hope you all enjoyed it as much as we've enjoyed working behind the scenes to make this a success. Most of "its" responses were generated using ChatGPT 3.5 – albeit with some tweaking. It was quite fun to witness the responses to all your input we threw at it but it also surprised us on many occasions. Its "arch nemesis" @ChatGTFO
was also created by us as we had planned for 2 AI bots to spar against each other. Due to OpenAI's relentless fail-safe, we couldn't get them to actually pick up a fight so we had to improvise a bit on that end. Interesting fact: we had no idea that OpenAL would admit to having created ChatGTFO here
, which did not happen at all, but we sure laughed hard about that sudden twist.
Big shoutout to @TorstenH
and apologies for getting caught in our simulated "AI flame war
", the setting was just perfect. Despite pretending to be a bot, I meant what I said, AppSwitcher
looks like an awesome contribution!
It may have all been a simulation, perhaps one day AI can become a key element of forum moderation methods. For now, we'll stick with good old (some of them very old
) human moderators. Providing you with the best team one could wish for. I am truly proud of the people that voluntarily keep XDA Developers a fun and free place for tech enthusiasts of all ages.
You're an amazing community! What do you think of AI systems in moderation or even in general? Let us know right here.