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In one other signal generative AI has pierced via mass consciousness, Dictionary.com has added generative AI, GPT, and LLM to its checklist of phrases.

It additionally expanded the definition of hallucinate within the context of generative AI, the place it means to supply false info opposite to the intent of the person and current the data as if it had been true.

The location, which additionally runs Thesaurus.com (aka my finest writing buddy), introduced 566 new entries and 348 new definitions for the autumn of 2023 “because the dictionary works to maintain tempo with the ever-changing English language.” 

Different new phrases or expanded definitions embrace nepo child (a star with a well-known guardian), jawn (one thing or somebody that doesn’t want a particular phrase), biohacking (strategic organic experimentation particularly on one’s self), algo (pc algorithm), and data air pollution (the introduction of falsehood, irrelevance, bias, and sensationalism right into a supply of data, ensuing within the dilution of important information). 

Phrases from different languages, like hanbok (Korean conventional costume), jolabokaflod (an Icelandic custom the place books are given as Christmas presents), and kakeibo (a Japanese time period for a system sustaining a family price range) had been additionally added.

The corporate behind Dictionary.com didn’t simply add generative AI to its glossary. It additionally runs an AI-powered writing device known as Grammar Coach.

Dictionary.com and different dictionaries steadily replace phrase lists as sure phrases, phrases, and meanings enter the favored lexicon or change. Which phrases they select so as to add usually current a snapshot of popular culture for that interval. Final 12 months, the location added shadow ban, overview bombing, and pickleball. 

Common tech phrases usually make it into dictionaries; metaverse, for instance, virtually gained the Oxford English Dictionary’s 2022 “Phrase of the 12 months.” Too dangerous it misplaced out to goblin mode. 

Now, if solely the spellcheck on Google Docs adopted go well with. 

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