Simon Willison’s Weblog


Inside the secret list of websites that make AI chatbots sound smart. Washington Post story digging into the C4 dataset—Colossal Clean Crawled Corpus, a filtered version of Common Crawl that’s often used for training large language models. They include a neat interactive tool for searching a domain to see if it’s included—TIL that is the 106,649th ranked site in C4 by number of tokens, 189,767 total—0.0001% of the total token volume in C4.