The author of this answer (now deleted) claims that it was generated by AI (artificial intelligence). This claim could certainly be false (for example, if the user wants plausible deniability for an answer they're not confident about), but assuming it's true it raises a general question: what's our policy on AI-generated content like this? Specifically:
- Do we / should we allow AI-generated user content (questions, answers, comments) on the site at all, assuming it otherwise meets quality standards?
- Does the AI-generated content still need to be posted by a human user?
- Does there need to be a disclosure that the content is AI-generated?
- Should a human user be able to receive reputation (positive or negative) for their AI-generated content? Should the content be Community Wiki?
- What actually constitutes "AI-generated" content?
Note here I'm not asking about content generated by something like the Community Bot.
I didn't find anything directly addressing these policy questions in the help documentation or here on meta, or at a quick glance in StackExchange's own TOS or AUP. Given the rise of AI-generated content in the world, I feel like we should probably have some guidelines.
Other related questions:
- Are the machines upon us? - does not directly address these policy questions
- Answers composed entirely mechanically - more about the use of tools like computer algebra systems (CAS), although there are relevant thoughts here
Note: some folks have provided helpful links to related posts about banning of ChatGPT on other StackExchange network sites and/or the network as a whole. I feel my question here is still relevant because (i) it is not specific to ChatGPT and (ii) it is specific to the Math StackExchange site, for which there may be some special considerations different from other network sites.