Many AI (Artificial Intelligence) chat writing tools have appeared recently in the internet market. But should writers use them? Do writers need to be worried about their jobs? Well, yes and no. There’s a wide variety of AI apps on the market these days. Each has its strengths and weaknesses. Some AI apps are useful for jump-starting first drafts, creating rough outlines, and suggesting content. Some specialize in SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and doing coding for websites, and even translating from one language to another. But none is likely to replace a human writer - at least for now.
Why not? Although many AI tools can “chat,” interacting in conversational ways, it’s important to remember that all AI tools rely heavily on input from human writers to guide them. Expecting an AI writing app to write anything useful by itself is kind of like asking your car to drive to the store and pick up some groceries and bring them back and cook dinner. It’s up to you to inform the AI tool what you want it to do, and then it’s crucial to supervise its work and make corrections, subtractions, or additions as needed. You also need to be able to determine when the AI is providing incorrect information which is critical when pitching solutions to a potential client. Are you willing to risk your reputation and business on AI generated content?
So, it’s best for a writer to think of any AI tool as your assistant on your writing project. No AI tool can provide the same level of nuance, emotion, or unique perspective that a human writer can. In the business world, only you can provide the details for any project, and based on your experience, only you understand what your audience wants and needs to know. In the academic and creative writing worlds, as more and more humans use the same AI tools and the software generates the same results, plagiarism and content duplication will inevitably become an issue.
Business proposals are usually very specific to a company’s product and services tailored to a specific client’s needs. An AI will not have the in-depth knowledge that is that unique enough to write your content for you. However, it may help you flesh out broader details and do a little research such as helping formulate a cover letter to introduce yourself or gather information that is broader in scope.
The biggest benefit of AI writing tools is that they can help writers increase their productivity by speeding up the writing process. The software can automatically generate content in seconds. Additionally, some AI writing apps can provide writers with access to related news articles, research reports and more, making it easier to stay up to date with the latest trends.
AI tools cannot guess the specifics of projects; they can only work with the prompts provided to them by their human users. If you were to publish an unedited draft created by an AI program, odds are that it would contain generic information that is unlikely to inspire any reader. Additionally, some AI tools may struggle with error-checking and grammar correction, which can produce awkward and unintended results. Not to mention an AI might only be trailed on data that is years out of date.
However, using an chat AI app can help any writer to quickly create an outline and even generate a rough draft for a project. Some apps can also help writers brainstorm ideas, rewrite awkward sentences, find synonyms, provide descriptions, and shorten or lengthen paragraphs. Some can provide convenient summaries of long research studies or technical reports, which can be useful when you need to pitch an idea to a meeting or when you’re preparing to start a complex project. But ultimately, the success of any writing project depends on the skill and knowledge of the human writer and their ability to connect with their readers and create a positive emotional connection.
In summary, AI writing tools can be useful for helping writers begin their projects and get their content online faster, and some can be excellent editors, but it’s best to not rely on any chat AI app too heavily. Human writers must always be in charge of the creative process and use the tools to supplement their own original ideas.