Updated: Aug 24
Two subtle text exchanges among media professionals represented how the raging scenario of "AI into writing" and "ChatGPT sweeping jobs of many writers" is coming into the picture. Undoubtedly, writers feel very unsettled.
The launch of a content writing tool by San Francisco-based Artificial Intelligence Company Open AI has awashed the market with questions and revelations. The headlines, the trolls, everything is in the direction towards a world seemingly changing with the advent of ChatGPT.
Harvard review around chatGPT pronounced
"ChatGPT Is a Tipping Point for AI"
For the unenlightened folks, ChatGPT surfaces as a mashup between a search engine and an AI chatbot you may engage on a business page. But what it may reflect is much more.
The troubling questions about its usage and how it can replace humans are significant. But to water, the rising heat, let's say it is there to leverage your writing.
Uses of ChatGPT Into Your Writing ( All Good Except One)
Yes, the much-awaited answer. Read below to explore the new arenas ChatGPT can touch upon into writing.
Uses of ChatGPT, you will be thrilled to know.
1. Spark New Ideas
One of the most prolific features of chatGPT is its comprehensive way of thinking. Unlike the human brain, it is modeled to ideate and handovers a detailed list of ideas on any given topic.
I asked ChatGPT about "parenting problems with a five-year-old" and left in awe with a quick response. Frankly, it is nothing I could execute in a short span. However, the idea may still be losing authenticity but it can very well be summed up to create a new masterpiece.
2. Headline Assistance
A sparky headline gives the gist of the whole article. And certainly, you can count on chatGPT to generate a bounty of headlines. The power of a note-hitting headline decides the article's existence. Don't mind garnering all the help that chatGPT is worthy of.
Of course, you might not get the apt one on the first go. You can give AI several nudges to produce a matchable headline that strikes the right chord to deliver your article.
I asked the AI to write a captivating headline on "working mothers challenges," and one that soothed my writer's brain was this.
Not bad either!
3. Outline Your Article
When we talked about imagination and how ChatGPT can tickle your idea, it is no less in putting a detailed structure of the article. Outline as we say. To gauge this use case, I simply typed "create an outline for how to monetize a blog" and it spat out
A good start. It was not impressive but essential. The results were logical and can be used as the base to frame the article further. You can also use this to cover the key points about any particular topic. If looked largely from the writer's lens, chatGPT may offer bits and baubles but can not match what a human's brain is eyeing for an article.
4. Quick Meta Description
With the rise of AI writing tools, it is evident that chatGPT leverages summarisation with its quick response. Based on this entirety of how my article will come out, I asked this AI tool to write "an SEO focussed meta description on how to monetize a blog".
This functionality is beneficial when redirecting source material for any long-form content. It has a use case here. For the first shot, it is considerable, and as a no-fuss writer, I might take it a go.
5. Delving Into Research
As a writer in any vertical or niche, research is the core. It is the main asset that tags a writer's work to its worth. Long-form content, per se, is highly dependent on the research that goes in. The facts, the scrolling, the digging, the time, all adds to a blog's incredible value.
So, can ChatGPT is ready to shoulder this challenge, rather flawlessly?
The sweet answer is No at the moment.
ChatGPT functions mainly on the training data it is ingested with. The answers it generates are different from internet browsing. Also, it poses issues by presenting factually incorrect reports and data. Going further, the reviews were bounty on glaring factual errors that ChatGPT is pushing. Even the straightforward responses were indigestible to building an article.
A Mashable article, for instance, noted that the tool got a question about the color of the Royal Marines' uniforms during the Napoleonic Wars "earth-shatteringly" wrong—something that is easily verifiable, well-documented information.
Can writers use ChatGPT?
The burgeoning rise of AI tools and this ecosystem makes it evident that AI is here to stay. However, the ambiguities related to security and research pose new threats to its acceptance.
ChatGPT could be another tool to speed up work and projects for writers. Writers may not work complementary with AI but can leverage the benefits of this unique technology to reinforce their work. Clearly, time will tell how this new technology will perpetuate in this world where human skills are still at par.
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