Yesterday I gave AI composition a pretty rough going over. I thought I’d give ChatGPT a chance to weigh in on this issue. Because I don’t fraternize with the enemy, I asked pal and colleague Sharon McIntosh to ask ChatGPT: “Make an argument that AI composition tools will never replace any but the least imaginative of human writers.”
Here’s the result:
There are a few reasons why AI composition tools may never fully replace human writers, particularly those who are imaginative and creative.
First, AI composition tools are limited by the data they are trained on. While they may be able to generate text that is coherent and grammatically correct, it may lack the nuance, depth, and creativity that comes from a human writer’s personal experiences and perspectives. This is because AI composition tools do not have their own thoughts, feelings, or experiences to draw upon, and are simply processing and rephrasing the information that they have been trained on.
Second, the creative process of writing involves more than just putting words on a page. It involves coming up with ideas, developing characters, constructing plots and themes, and finding the right words and phrases to convey a particular message or emotion. These tasks are difficult for AI to replicate, as they require a level of imagination and emotional intelligence that is currently beyond the capabilities of AI.
Finally, writing is often a deeply personal and expressive art form. Many writers use their writing as a means of self-expression and to convey their own unique perspective on the world. It is difficult to imagine an AI tool being able to capture the same level of emotion and individuality that a human writer brings to their work.
Overall, while AI composition tools may be able to assist with certain aspects of the writing process, they are unlikely to fully replace human writers, particularly those who are imaginative and creative.
I’d say I couldn’t have said it better myself, if I hadn’t said it better myself already.