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Where's Your Ed At • 16914 implied HN points • 16 Jan 24
  1. Art should be unique and come from personal experiences, not generated by AI or copied from others.
  2. Creativity is limited by the individual, and the magic of art comes from the context and experiences of the artist.
  3. Plagiarism and reliance on generative AI for art creation show a lack of curiosity, entitlement, and a desire to imitate rather than create.
Glenn Loury • 1867 implied HN points • 16 Jan 24
  1. The charges of plagiarism against Claudine Gay were serious enough to merit her removal, despite other motivations behind the campaign against her.
  2. The appointment of high-ranking officials, especially in historical positions like Harvard President, should prioritize qualifications over symbolic representation.
  3. Habitual plagiarism can undermine a leader's credibility and position, regardless of race, and institutions should uphold standards of integrity and merit.
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Karlstack • 433 implied HN points • 09 Mar 24
  1. Terrell Strayhorn faced consequences for financial misconduct and plagiarism, leading to a downgrade in his academic career.
  2. The case highlighted the controversial practice of retroactively correcting theses to address plagiarism issues, as seen in the examples of Strayhorn and Claudine Gay.
  3. The story of Terrell Strayhorn serves as a larger commentary on the issues within the DEI-industrial complex and the exploitation of noble ideals for personal gain in academic circles.
Heterodox STEM • 1579 implied HN points • 13 Dec 23
  1. Harvard's president was accused of plagiarism but faced no consequences, leading to concerns about double standards.
  2. Students at Harvard face severe punishments for plagiarism, while the university seems to handle allegations against its president differently.
  3. The president's controversies have raised questions about the institution's values and reputation, affecting its students and donors.
Public • 580 implied HN points • 03 Jan 24
  1. Harvard University is committed to attracting and retaining top scholars, offering high salaries and benefits.
  2. Former Harvard President Claudine Gay resigned due to plagiarism accusations and a lackluster academic record.
  3. Harvard's influence and reputation make its scandals significant on a national and international scale.
Numb at the Lodge • 153 HN points • 14 Jan 24
  1. Characters in the Book of Dede Korkut lack individuality and speak similarly, reflecting oral tradition storytelling.
  2. Academic writing is a bizarre system of repeated phrases and excessive referencing, leading to widespread plagiarism.
  3. Encouraging academic plagiarism and embracing orality could foster creativity and be more in line with true academic purpose.
Unfashionable • 68 implied HN points • 02 Mar 24
  1. Mainstream media and alternative media both have flaws; it's important to seek the truth beyond just opposing mainstream narratives.
  2. Alternative media can fall into the trap of misrepresenting facts or overlooking important details for the sake of supporting a particular narrative.
  3. Maintaining credibility and integrity is crucial for alternative media platforms to succeed; building a reputation for honesty and commitment to uncovering truth is key.
eugyppius: a plague chronicle • 147 implied HN points • 04 Jan 24
  1. The Associated Press backtracked on their plagiarism allegations against Claudine Gay.
  2. Some readers question the reasons behind Gay's resignation.
  3. Gay's resignation symbolizes a defeat for diversity in American higher education.
The Leftovers • 179 implied HN points • 18 Jul 23
  1. Content creation can become overwhelming if driven by the need for constant output, leading to a flood of mediocre posts.
  2. Being prolific in writing comes with a trade-off; quantity may overshadow quality and necessitate resisting the urge to publish everything created.
  3. The rise of AI-generated content, including books and articles, raises questions about the manipulation of literary culture and the distinction between genuine literature and junk content.
Dada Drummer Almanach • 202 implied HN points • 16 May 23
  1. Copyright lawsuits in the music industry can have varying outcomes, like with the cases of Marvin Gaye's songs and recent hits.
  2. Ed Sheeran's legal victory in a copyright case highlighted the debate over common elements in music.
  3. Sheeran's argument about pop songs being similar, written quickly, and prone to plagiarism raised questions about the future of AI-generated music and copyright laws.
aidaily • 19 implied HN points • 08 Jan 24
  1. OpenAI is offering money to publishers like the New York Times to use their news content for AI bots.
  2. Bill Ackman suggests using AI to detect plagiarism at top universities like MIT and Harvard.
  3. Figma introduces AI tools to improve meetings, providing creative suggestions and enhancing productivity.
Ulizzle On Software • 11 implied HN points • 14 Feb 24
  1. Passing off AI-generated content as one's own is unethical and misleading, violating principles of truthfulness and integrity.
  2. Ignoring unethical uses of AI, like plagiarism, undermines trust, distorts integrity, and disrespects creators.
  3. While individual cases of plagiarism are important, focusing on broader implications of AI, such as undetectable propaganda, is crucial for maintaining transparency and ethical use.
Links I Would Gchat You If We Were Friends • 0 implied HN points • 27 Aug 15
  1. Meet Reddit's unsung traffic king, GallowBoob, who generates viral content but faces controversy for his power on the platform.
  2. Twitter's growth is stagnating, with declining user numbers and activity, particularly lacking users from Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.
  3. The viral comedy scene is fraught with plagiarism and unoriginality, with examples beyond just the Fat Jew.