If you’re a blogger, Artificial Intelligence is scouring the internet, searching for content ideas, and borrowing content from your blog and mine. According to a Pro Blogger Newsletter, AI blogging software can perform tasks, “… such as optimizing blog posts for search engines, finding content ideas, and curating content from other sources.”
That means busy bloggers are programing their AI software to look for your ideas and put them into a hodgepodge of thoughts to create a new blog post.
Until now, I thought AI was far into the future and its arrival, when it happened, would affect companies, technology, and space travel—not writers. I’ve written about artificial intelligence in my books and it’s throughout my stories. My characters have AI chips implanted in their brains, but that was supposed to happen in 2050 or 60.
There’ve been a lot of questions about AI eliminating human writers, but the question remains, will AI have the empathy and emotion that humans bring to the story, the poem, or the think piece? Yes, and no. If a blogger’s AI search yields this particular article, the bot may extract a line or two from it to add to the bloggers post about how AI will impact the future. Anything I’ve said in that vein may end up in my colleague’s post.
What I doubt AI can do is interject the passion we put into our writing. Until they program AI to feel, I’m going to hope writers are safe.
I’d like AI to remain the artificial intelligence of my imagination. Something we could manage, control and get used to. Instead, this thing is growing by leaps and bounds. AI can write books and novels and generate them much faster than we can.
Before we worry that any lay person can take this simple route and become a prolific writer with tons of adoring fans, listen to Darren Rowse, founder and editor of ProBlogger Blog Tips.
“I know this scares a lot of writers. I spoke this week with several freelance writers who worry that their time as writers might end. I agree AI is going to take some of their work (and probably already is), but I think that, as human writers, we can create unique work.”
Next week, I’ll begin a series on Artificial Intelligence and its effects on the arts. I’ll try to discover where this technology is headed.
I hope you’ll weigh-in with questions you’d like me to explore; and please share information you’ve garnered. Is AI good or bad? Have you tried the blogging software? How do you use it?