AI is everywhere. Everyone is jumping on the AI train, which is making all of us question when using AI for generating content is the right thing to do and when it’s best to create the content ourselves.
Why Are We Using AI for Generating Content?
Since LinkedIn added a button to its Post feature, offering me the chance to use AI to rewrite everything I post, I have developed an inferiority complex. The implication is that AI could do a better job and that I am clearly missing out by writing things for myself. It is making me feel that doing things for myself, without pushing them through an AI review/rewrite cycle, is old-fashioned and a bit Luddite. As the offer to use AI for generating content comes up every time I post, it is a relentless drip feed, pushing me to deny its use each time. Eventually, I fear I am going to give in and just click the AI button.
This is making me think about how, in future, we will need clear guidelines on when it is acceptable to use AI for generating content and when it is more appropriate to use our own thoughts.
I am a specialist in my subject, so is it a good idea to hand over my thoughts to AI? Will AI improve my sentence construction and readability of my posts? Or will AI change the emphasis and meaning, destroying the value that I offer my readers?
My 2 Key Criteria for When to Use AI for Generating Content
At the moment, my personal criteria for using AI are:
- Use it for sifting vast amounts of information – to find trends, keywords, most frequently used terms, etc.
- Do not use it for creating explanations – too often, it is long, wordy and very generic, having sifted through the input of thousands and come out with the most frequent explanations that do not get to the heart of the matter.
What is your experience of AI so far – does it have real intelligence, or is it still just a tool for finding the highlights in large volumes of data?