"The publishers Springer and IEEE are removing more than 120 papers from their subscription services after a French researcher discovered that the works were computer-generated nonsense.
Over the past two years, computer scientist Cyril Labbe of Joseph Fourier University in Grenoble, France, has catalogued computer-generated papers that made it into more than 30 published conference proceedings between 2008 and 2013. Sixteen appeared in publications by Springer, which is headquartered in Heidelberg, Germany, and more than 100 were published by the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), based in New York. Both publishers, which were privately informed by Labbe, say that they are now removing the papers.
To be peer reviewed, they would have to have been reviewed by computer too. And to a computer the papers may have seemed perfectly fine, perhaps even intelligible. Computers might be becoming aware, but incredibly dumb. It's not a surprise considering their primary function seems to be putting captions on cat pictures.