An Iliffe Media community news reporter has won an award for a lighthearted community story testing the limitations of the powerful AI model ChatGPT.
Sam Harrison, who works for Iliffe Media's Suffolk brands and suffolknews.co.uk, decided to test how much artificial intelligence really knew about the county he calls home and how accurate it really is.
The article featured a computer generated Bury St Edmunds business proposal, nickname suggestions for Stowmarket residents and even rap lyrics all about Thetford.
The 'Top Light-hearted Community Story Award' was given by the NCTJ (National Council for the Training of Journalists) as part of a conference which celebrated community reporters from around the UK.
Sam said: “I was really surprised to win the award, especially for a story which was quite silly to write at the time.
“ChatGPT can be seen as something a bit scary for people in our industry – so it was nice to have a bit of fun with it.
“The NCTJ event was amazing and it was lovely to meet other community reporters.”
You can read Sam's award-winning article here.