So I see a question....
I ask ChatGPT to answer it....
I copy/paste that answer here....
Clearly if the answer is inaccurate other users will most likely vote accordingly. However, inaccurate answers overall do nothing but lower the value of this Stack. Even if such answers are downvoted or ignored.
At times an AI answer may be close to accurate, or contain a few key phrases making it appear somewhat accurate. However, due to the lack of technical knowledge all AIs will posses, answers are detached or void of some specific or intricate detail that an actual person would be aware of. This could lead users down a futile path only to discover there is something missing. This does more harm than good. I don't have any statistical data, but I'd wager that more often than not these AI-generated answers will result in user frustration more than anything. And they may deter other users from posting answers based on personal experience or knowledge.
Recently a new user posted a couple answers. I commented on both. Both answers were clearly inaccurate. One contains just misinformation.. to use features in Illustrator which do not exist. The other answer detailed steps that were not logical for the desired question.
One is here: creating animation in illustrator or photoshop Originally there was an Illustrator section that was essentially a duplicate of the Photoshop section - meaning inaccurate. There's no timeline in Illustrator.
The other is here: Subscript to a subscript in Illustrator? (Need enough rep to see his/her deleted answer) - This answer was entirely flat-out wrong. It contained steps that were nonsensical to anyone familiar with Illustrator and ultimately would not result in a proper outcome. The user deleted this answer after I commented on it. (For me, the up vote here is just laughable... how can someone up vote such a clearly incorrect answer?)
To be fair... I had no idea these were "AI generated" until the user disclosed that in comments on the first answer above. I thought, unwittingly, that there was perhaps a language barrier and the user was trying to answer but was stumbling over words/phrases. After the AI disclosure, it all made perfect sense as to why both answers were so odd.
I wonder... should AI-generated answers be banned at GD.SE? At the very least, would it be a good idea to require attribution if one wishes to post AI-generated content?
[This question was not generated with an AI.]