The Specter of AI-Generated Historical Documents

We are witnessing how AI can generate incredibly accurate, natural sounding, and grammatically correct text. It also can create convincing images that mimick the texture, damage, and the colours of old photographic paper. But how long until it starts creating entirely realistic historical documents, complete with authentic-looking text? And what will the implications be for historical research? It’s time to prepare for this new era of AI-generated historical content.

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