OK, hands up: this blog has been written by ever more sophisticated Predictive Text software since around 2010, culminating triumphantly in its present ChatGTP mode! Suckers!!
We've also used plagiarism-detection software on the BTL contributions, and fully half of you people are bots. Who ever believed "E-K" or "Elby The Berserk" were real people?? (Congrats to *Mr Bill Quango MP*, whose "Virtual Constituency Office ®" software has been successfully submitting plausible House of Commons expenses claims for over a decade now.)
Here's a great explainer of what's been at work below the surface. A bit of maths is used in the presentation - but not really required to get the gist. One or two surprises in there for me, not least the first big point this chap makes - that ChatGTP proceeds only word-by-word.
What else on the www do you reckon must have been bot-generated? Is Liz Truss a bot from the Ayn Rand Foundation? And will ChatGTP get swept away by the serious tech giants' competitor products?