Is there any point in writing a business book in the age of the AI writer? It’s a question that you (and I, as a book coach) must find an answer to quick smart.
An AI writer is a type of computer program that uses artificial intelligence techniques to generate written content on a wide variety of topics, including news articles, social media posts, and even fiction. The AI uses algorithms and a dataset of existing text to learn about language and writing style, and then generates new text based on that learning.
I played around for a while with the various companies offering this software – INK, Writesonic, WriteCream, Jasper, and Article Forge, to name just a few. INK had the nicest interface, but I have to say, none of them was super easy to use. Or at least, not for the kind of article I wanted to write.
Then I got onto the one that is all over the news right now: Chat GPT, with its (in)famous co-founder (though now not involved on the board), Elon Musk. It’s free for now, which must be making life difficult for the relatively expensive competitors.
That said, as I was researching this article, I discovered I already had access to this very software through my Pro Canva account. It’s called Magic Write.
There are plenty of potential problems with this kind of tech, but wow! It is fun to experiment with. For example, in a couple of weeks, I’m going to run my Authority Bootcamp, in which my clients will write a book outline in a single day!
When I asked for a “new chat” about how to teach that course, it gave me a full course outline.
Next, I asked the AI writer this question: Write a negative story about AI writers. Here’s the answer I got.
“Once upon a time, in a not-so-distant future, AI writers had taken over the job market. They were able to produce written content faster and cheaper than human writers, and as a result, many professional writers were out of work. These AI writers were programmed to produce content on a variety of topics, from news articles to novels, but they lacked the creativity and emotional depth of their human counterparts.
Readers began to notice the lack of emotional connection in the written content, and they began to lose interest in reading altogether. Publishers, faced with declining readership, were forced to lay off even more human writers and rely even more heavily on the AI writers.
As time went on, the world of literature became increasingly homogenous, with all written content produced by the AI writers starting to blend together. The once-thriving world of literature had become stagnant and uninteresting, leaving readers with little to look forward to.
Despite the initial promise of AI writers, in the end, they ended up causing more harm than good, leading to a decline in the literary world and leaving many human writers out of work.”
Could I have said it better myself? To find out, why not book a call with me and have a chat about your book idea?