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The Rise Of AI-Generated Content

The Rise Of AI-Generated Content

It should not come as much of a surprise to anyone that AI-generated content is on the rise.

Online marketers have been using this type of technology for years.

Today, many bloggers (both hobbyists and professionals) have taken the easy route by allowing artificial intelligence to write their content for them.

Meanwhile, bloggers (people like myself and many others) use their brains to create content from scratch.

Damn! That seems a bit unfair!

Man’s So-Called Busy Lifestyle May Have Something To Do With This

Many bloggers have complained about not having enough time to write blog posts. Their precious time is eaten up by:

  • Their chores at home.
  • Their university assignments.
  • Their job that they either hate or love so much.

Okay, time-wise, life is not perfect. We have to make sacrifices in order to make advancements in life.

The funny thing is that despite being atrocious at time management, some bloggers have managed to game the system; which, unfortunately, is done by allowing artificial intelligence to create all of their blog posts.

Here is a short list of some of the AI writing services that bloggers who do not have time to write their own blog posts use:

  • Article Forge
  • AI Writer
  • Ink
  • Jasper
  • WordAI
  • Writesonic

By using those services, artificial intelligence will generate an entire blog post for impatient bloggers in approximately five minutes’ time (Hey, there is no way a human being can compete with that).

AI Writers Are Incapable Of Replacing Highly Skilled Human Writers At The Moment

Despite AI Writers’ ability to produce an article way faster than a human being who is highly skilled at writing, the human being will always do a better job in the end.

Why?

Because AI writers are flawed; they cannot perform fact-checking at a proficient level.

If a blogger uses an AI writer to create their content, they still need to double-check the information that artificial intelligence blurted out.

They also need to run the article that the AI writer created for them through a plagiarism checker to make sure that they are not inadvertently stealing pieces of someone else’s content.

Hey, that sounds like a lot of unnecessary work to me.

If one needs to do all of those things after using an AI writer, one might as well write the bloody blog post for themself.

At the moment, human beings (those who are highly skilled in the area of writing) have nothing to worry about.

AI Writers Will Improve In The Future

Today, AI writers are fooling many people into believing that the articles they read online were written by a human being (Those who are well-versed in the English Language will pick up on the flaws and would immediately detect that the article was generated by artificial intelligence).

My prediction is that approximately three years into the future, AI writers will be able to fool someone with a degree in English Language and Literature into believing that the article they read was created by a human being.

Some Human Beings Will Feel Demoralized And Give In

Some bloggers may feel demoralized and give in to using AI writers for creating their content; they will think to themselves, “Everyone is doing it; so I might as well do it too!”

On a positive note, there will be bloggers who will stand their ground; they will continue to create content the old-fashioned way; which involves:

  • Coming up with ideas for blog posts on their own.
  • Researching their topics on their own.
  • Writing their own blog posts.
  • Proofreading their own blog posts.
  • Editing their own blog posts.

So, look out for AI versus human beings in the future (It would be a war to see if the AI will be able to perform tasks [like writing] better than a human being).

People In The Future Would Want To Know What All The Fuss Of Using AI Writers Was About

In 2053 (provided that human civilization is still around) people will wonder to themselves, “What was all the fuss about using AI writers? We use them and they make our lives easier.”

In the future, 99% of all the articles on the internet might be AI-generated (And, unfortunately, artificial intelligence would be the victor).

That would certainly be a sad time for human writers.

Why?

Because if AI writers have managed to attain mastery in the art of writing, there will be no need to hire anyone to write articles.

The Bottom Line

Do you want a future where human writers are obsolete?

If you are someone who writes for a living or someone who believes that human beings should have sole control in the area of writing articles, your answer would most likely be, “No!”

One might think that using AI writers is completely okay.

What they have not considered is that this marvellous creation has the potential to make human writers obsolete in the future.

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93 thoughts on “The Rise Of AI-Generated Content

  1. Great post! This is a hot topic at the academic library where I work. We are wondering how it will affect college essays and assignments. I’ve also been seeing more higher education articles about how educators can use it in their classroom. It’s all very interesting.

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  2. I think people who write for the pleasure of it and enjoy the process will still go on. Whereas if it is from a business perspective of content creation, that might certainly be impacted. Only time will tell. Until then we refine our pens!

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  3. Personal blogging is a sort of passion and pastime as this affords you an opportunity to unleash your creativity, and share your thoughts with others on any subject under the sky.
    Why (personal) bloggers then are in blogging if they can’t manage time for their own selves? The very use of AI by personal bloggers, is in fact, against the spirit of blogging. Professional bloggers may take help of AI since they have to churn out a great deal of content. But in my humble opinion, personal bloggers should rather leave blogging than creating content with AI.
    And you have rightly pointed out that the content created by AI needs a lot of post creation work involving checking of facts and plagiarism.

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    1. See, even while I work from home, I sacrifice my little quiet time to write and mint my content. My two 15 minute breaks, 1 hour lunch, and an intentional 15-30 minute clock out session (basically clocking out after work).
      I adore my husband allowing me to be myself when I write my blog posts, but it just doesn’t hit the same unless I am alone and submerge in my element and vibes. The last time I tried to do something near him or anyone, I immediately auto saved everything, closed out of my browser, and shut down the computer. Not trying to hide anything, it just isn’t the same anymore when someone walks in during my aggressive key pounding session.
      People using AI content should thoroughly reconsider this route and at least spend 30 minutes writing 100-200 words.

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  4. If we look for authenticity in personal blogging, where you can hear the bloggers voice as you read, I’m not sure AI can do that yet.

    The curious part of me is tempted to use AI to write something, just to see what it looks like but it does sound like it does the fun part and you’re left with the boring work

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    1. 🤔 Each blogger has a unique style of writing; thus displaying their personality in their blog posts.

      Be careful, Brenda. There is an old adage that states, “Curiosity killed the cat.”

      Thank you for reading and commenting, my friend.

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      1. I’ll try to stay out of trouble 🙂
        But as one of your commentators said, we blog because we enjoy it … we enjoy the creativity in written expression. I wouldn’t want to give that up to machine’s, even smart ones.

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    2. Brenda, I was actually curious about this very thing! A friend who works with AI agreed to feed the software several examples of my writing and ask it to write about a topic I’d never covered. It wasn’t perfect, but could probably fool most. AI is all about pattern recognition and, I suppose, we all have our own unique fingerprint patterns of thinking and composing.

      As many others have already said, I think bloggers are here for the enjoyment of writing and aren’t going anywhere. Businesses, on the hand, can pay $30/month to have dozens of articles written by AI, rather than paying a human salary… I think that’s coming.

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  5. Absolutely true post Renard and you have written a certain subject that is making me think that writers will be obsolete in the next 30 years such as 2053.

    I am petrified that writers will be irrelevant in the future because of this tech advancement of Al system apps such as Writersonic, Jasper, Ink, Writer Foliage and Al Writer will enable aspiring writers to give up and just use this Al apps because it makes the job of writing easier yet there are negative results to this such as laziness and lack of writing the old fashion way such as the pen and paper which is my personal favorite

    To be honest human labor will always beat these tech apps because what happens when they crash then it means back to the old pen and paper which enables a blogger to write down their own ideas, thoughts, research findings and what their minds can grasp in that moment.💯💯

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        1. 🤔 There is the possibility of that happening.

          However, past methods of doing certain things would be documented in an archive somewhere.

          Therefore, an advanced society will have access to blogging tutorials from people like Neal Patel and John Morrow; much in the same way we have access to the writings of literary greats like Earnest Hemingway and John Steinbeck.

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  6. The biggest problem with AI content is that it doesn’t understand the afflictions of human emotions and the hidden nuances of a people’s language, dialect and pronunciation of how they might personally put their edge into the content. Of course, it all depends upon who is using it.

    Personal and hobby bloggers shouldn’t need AI-produced content on their blogs, but l can see professional bloggers and content creators using it more. I can even see book writers using it and know of two who do, but they proofread elements.

    AI is basic, but there will come a time not too far in the future from whence l type that AI will be significantly improved and become more of a commercialised, inexpensive everyday usage tool like Grammarly.

    Grammarly doesn’t get everything right, and l use that to improve the format and punctuation of my posts. Still, if l allowed it to correct me personally to how it sees the world, nothing would make sense at times – because it is a robot system, not a human one. I know enough grammar to make it personalised, but I use Grammarly as my backup.

    Some self-published works are proof of this, especially when Amazon allows any ol’ tripe writer to publish that do not understand grammar at even the most basic of levels – they would then use AI content creation to create and not know what was right or wrong and not know how to check correctly.

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  7. A very good follow up to the post on ChatGPT. Strictly relating to writing, I think the think that AI is going to have a hard time duplicating (at least any time soon) is the human element. You’ve done several good posts on the importance of authenticity. Neil Gaiman’s MasterClass on writing takes that even further, with him saying (paraphrasing here) that even in fiction writing you have to be willing to bare a little of your soul to truly hook the reader. Even running search spiders and copying famous authors to AI generate a piece, I just don’t think the human element is going to be present in that writing. Eventually it may happen, but I think that will take getting to the point that AIs are truly self-aware.

    Other uses for AI: they’re nearly infinite. The two big problems are GIGO (garbage in, garbage out), and human abuse of AI as a tool. At least until the AIs truly become self aware. Then we’re looking at SkyNet or the Mechanoids.

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  8. I’m looking at my matrix for editing 74 scenes. Between the vertical Story Beats, Genre Beats, Trope Beats, and all the horizontal “textures” (e.g., Scene and Sequel Beats, Scene Goal, Characters, etc.), hundreds of decisions separate my story from the patterns used by AI. I direct the story flow, not some cyber bot. But here’s my bottom line: writers using AI risk reputational loss.

    Readers lose trust in writers whenever they copy works from others without attribution. When the audience discovers the source of a post or novel is AI, reputation loss will destroy careers.

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  9. Hi Renard, I’m really liking Jasper AI – however, I do not use it for an entire blog post. I use it to get started and update some paragraphs when I update old posts. Also, you must check the references or any stats it may give you. They tend to be outdated. It does save time which is why I continue to pay for the Boss mode. Of course, it’s not perfect but it is close to a great tool.

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  10. I was totally against the concept of AI for writers, Renard. Having sampled a couple of free trials, out of curiosity, I can see how AI would attract certain genres of writing, especially business. For me writing is that connection between the writers mind and the blank page. Although AI could replicate the writing process it could never capture that connection and emotion a writer brings to the page.

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  11. Ever since I heard about AI generated art and what it really did, I didn’t trust AI one bit. Also, I feel anything AI generated isn’t original – just a gut feeling. I wouldn’t want to be in a future where AI rules the writing world. That is a terrifying thought, really.

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  12. My blogs will never touch an AI writing system. Ever!
    Reading through my posts, one can tell that 90% of my content stems from personal experiences and life lessons. Like, I can’t expect an AI relate to me about pregnancy loss, or understanding why happiness and sadness coexist. Some of the items we create, which claims to have make our lives simple, isn’t as simple. You breaking down the fact checking element is a prime example, because you can’t just say “one and done” and hit publish. You’ll also have to include resources, where did you find the content, and how does the information provided relates to the overall theme.

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    1. 🙂 Thank you for sharing that with me.

      Your experiences are unique to you; therefore, it is somewhat impossible (at least in the current stage of development of AI) for AI to create content pertaining to those experiences of yours.

      In regards to adding sources, it is best done the old-fashioned way.

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  13. There are quite a few sci fi novels — written more than 25 years ago — that predicted this exact issue. I never doubted they were right. What you won’t see from AI is originality and uniqueness. Robots can and will revoice existing authors. write grammatically flawless material (once programed to do so). They are likely to be the world’s best proofreaders, too. What I doubt they will ever do is something create something new and different.

    Publishing houses won’t care. They don’t WANT originality or fresh ideas. If a book is successful, what they want is for an author to keep rewriting the same book, changing bits of the plot, but otherwise doing nothing different. If publishing houses don’t support creative young authors, they won’t be published. Getting a book published today is more about finding the right approach to getting past the publisher’s AI — the actual reader of your proposal. If you don’t use the right buzzwords, no human will see your manuscript.

    When publishing no longer provides editors, PR, or supports authors, there’s little hope for literature. I often think there’s more creativity on blogs than in most literature.

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  14. Maybe AI usage is not this much of a threat and we just need to see how to get help from it to improve our own writings, like use it as corrector instead of idea generator or take some critics from it ? 🤔

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    1. 🙂 I am pleased to know that my blog on tea caught your attention.

      It is nice to know that you are making good use of your hibiscus plant.

      I recommend doing a Google search to find a good blog-reading AI.

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  15. It seems that in blogging and everything else, technology will be compelling people to do only those things that actually bring them pleasure while in the act of doing them. Otherwise, AI could and will do it better.

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  16. Great post and topic choice! I personally love putting my own brain to work. My grammar, spelling, and punctuation may not always be 110% perfect like an AI post but I do believe there should be a balance of using such technology. I do not think it’s fair for AI generated content to push the top of the search ranks and engines vs human written post.

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  17. Just recently, I’ve tried ChatGPT and the result was actually scary. Have written about it on my own blog. I still write my own blog posts because I love writing. But humans who see text as a business, will jump the AI bandwagon. And I guess, writing for a living will be obsolete in the nearest future. Plus, universities will need to go back to the spoken word, rather than the written.

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  18. I’m trying to write a content with some AI app before, mainly because I’m not good at English. It’s going well with the title and outline it’s generated, but when I come to the content itself, Gosh it’s so confusing, I spend 3 days to check it and ended up ditch it.

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  19. It’s actually quite worrying to see how this will pan out. For now, I’m holding on. I’d rather continue to do my own writing and research my own way as a means of exploring, learning and developing. I’m thinking of putting a disclaimer on my blog that everything is written by a human (unless otherwise specified 🤣).

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  20. Wow, what an interesting perspective. I literally just posted about this. I’m also of the opinion that organic people shouldn’t be intimidated by AI, but it’s probably going to become increasingly more important for creations made with AI assistance to be labeled as such. So as to create a proper distinction in the brains of consumers. Great work!

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