How I Use AI
Like most people, I have mixed feelings about AI. It can be helpful in developing content, especially on deadline. But the ethics of today’s AI companies leave a lot to be desired, as many train their models on pirated material and models are susceptible to problematic biases and inaccuracies. While we’re waiting on regulation to catch up with how AI algorithms are being trained and how the tools are being used, we have to rely on our best judgment to decide how we use it.
I sometimes use AI in my work, despite my misgivings. Here’s what you need to know about how I use AI (and how I don’t) and what you can expect when working with me.
The best ideas come from real-world experiences. But sometimes the well runs dry, and AI comes in handy in those situations. I use AI to get my mental gears going when I’m struggling with an angle, outline, or headline.
I rarely use AI tools to help me with research because the data they’re trained on is out of date — in many cases, by 2+ years. But when it makes sense to use AI for certain types of research, I sometimes do. In these cases, I always verify the accuracy of the information via primary sources.
I don’t use AI for writing drafts for three reasons.
- AI tools aren’t very good at writing (yet) — the copy they produce is almost always odd or derivative, and I find that revising it takes more time than writing well from scratch.
- Google’s algorithm is now consistently demoting AI-generated content.
- I have concerns related to copyright issues. Besides the fact that many AI tools train on pirated material, it’s currently unclear whether AI-generated content is copyrightable. My clients need to know that their messaging and marketing materials can’t be legally swiped.
I don’t input my original work or anyone else’s into AI tools because most companies providing AI services don’t sufficiently explain how they use inputs or what protections they provide for input material. In their Terms & Conditions, some companies specifically instruct users not to input confidential or sensitive information for this reason.
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