[CNBC] On Amazon, eBay, and Shopify, AI is the new third-party seller

On Amazon, eBay, and Shopify, AI is the new third-party seller


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I actually don’t see anything wrong with some of this, as long as what chatGPT spits out is reviewed for accuracy.

This is actually a good use case for AI generated content. Describing a product is a fairly simple task that doesn’t involve a lot of unique thought. AI is good at providing factual descriptions of things.

The sellers who post inaccurate product descriptions will pay for it through numerous ‘not as described’ returns.

Ay, there’s the rub.

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

You would THINK that an attorney would be on the lookout for accuracy if they are going to file in Federal Court. Of course that “think” part is always a problem.

’ New York lawyers sanctioned for using fake ChatGPT cases in legal brief’

And more –
‘Lawyer Used ChatGPT In Court—And Cited Fake Cases. A Judge Is Considering Sanctions’

And we should believe that the AMAZON legal weasels will keep the site under control?


Too many people believe that there are shortcuts to quality. There are “lookalikes” and workarounds and fakes, but none of these are the same as authentic high quality.

Sometimes it looks easy, but only because a highly-skilled and experienced someone makes it seem like that to the untrained or ignorant eye.

AI might have some benefit to ecomm if used correctly, but I have zero confidence in most operators.

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Back in the early days of personal computing, the common consensus was …

A computer is only as good as the person programming and operating it.

We think that still stands today … especially in the creation of AI.

Realistically what’s going to happen is there’ll be a flood of inaccurate product descriptions (some of which will be by Amazon.com offers). 1 in 10 will actually be removed and penalized, some of which will result in suspensions. Forums will be flooded with complaints by the select few who the bots singled out and suspended.

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As proven by their worthless BOTS (Better Off Totally Scrapped) Amazon and lots of other folks have no idea what GIGO stands for…

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