as fast as they can, and laying people off. Not just writers.
Re what AI generates - the prompts people give it will not produce the same results twice. There's also no way to know if the chatbot offers very similar results to someone else giving it a similar prompt. The chatbot doesn't record and set aside any results it gives you as "your" result. In fact, because of feedback still training LLMs, the more approval it gets for a response, the more likely it will be to offer something similar to someone else in the future, thanks to RLHF ( https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reinforcement_learning_from_human_feedback ).
As for what "the rest" means here...
That's the writing part. Which people using chatbots to write for them aren't doing. And IMO it's ultimately harmful for those writers, as it would be to always use scooters to avoid walking when you don't need them. And it will dumb people down, make them increasingly dependent on chatbots. That isn't healthy for any society, especially a democracy.