Do LLMs lose "the scent of people"?
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Author and tech creative Jaron Lanier is an AI expert with broad experience of AI. Lanier reminds us that human creativity has a 'scent'. We'll take Lanier's idea and trace its potential value in the earlier days of AI detection. Our focus here is on LLMs; later we'll take a walk into the wild and consider other angles to traceability.

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