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Generative AI and historical authority

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We all know what it sounds like—that voice you hear in your head when you read museum labels. It is confident, assured, and direct. It is friendly, concise, relevant, and eminently believable. And, despite many public historians’ attempts to make our work more transparent and let go of traditional didactic authority, the comforting institutional voice is a reason why museums remain among the most trusted sources for historical information decades in the running, regardless of increasing concern about veracity in the wider information environment.  Read More