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The Fears and Opportunities of AI Written Content
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The Fears and Opportunities of AI Written Content

Last Updated on April 22, 2024 by Editorial Team

Author(s): Jim the AI Whisperer

Originally published on Towards AI.

The AI writing balancing act: Is AI an obstacle, or opportunity for the writers and readers willing to embrace a new medium?

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The current discussion around the role of artificial intelligence in writing reveals a paradox. Critics often argue simultaneously from two seemingly contradictory positions: one, that AI-generated content is poor quality and easily recognizable; and two, that it’s so proficient it could replace human writers. This contradiction raises a compelling question: Can AI truly be both egregiously bad and a looming threat to professional writers?

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Let’s examine the two scenarios more closely:

If AI is inherently bad at writing: Then, realistically, the job security of skilled writers is intact. There’s no threat if output is subpar; discerning readers and professional standards will always lean towards the quality.If AI excels in writing: If this is true, AI has potential as a legitimate device for communication and content creation. Here, AI doesn’t necessarily replace creativity but augments it, enhancing clarity and accessibility, especially for those who might struggle with expression.

Even “unreadable” writers deserve a voice. If AI can serve as a bridge — improving the readability and impact of their ideas — then it acts more as an ally than an adversary. AI then becomes what I like to call “the great translator” — not just across… Read the full blog for free on Medium.

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