AI is a topic of interest to many people, especially people in the field of technology. Artificial Intelligence is a fascinating topic that arouses curiosity in many minds. And as scary as it sounds, but the next revolution will probably be the AI revolution, and the age of science fiction awaits us. The science behind chatbots and the existence of smart devices like Amazon Echo shows that man has come a long way. A two-year study from McKinsey Global Institute suggests that by 2030, Artificial Intelligence can replace as much as 30% of the current human workforce. Machines are more skilled and accurate than men ever will be because that is how they are programmed, and that is their main reason for existence.
Artificial Intelligence can replace human writers as AI is much better at analyzing scientific data than the human mind. The human mind is also prone to making mistakes, which is not the case with Artificial Intelligence. And all of this is possible because it is the need of the hour. Today, we have too much content around us, so more content is not the answer. The answer is to find relevant content from an ocean of virtual information. We have no chance of competing against machines on frequent high volume tasks. Today, Google uses this principle, and we call it SEO to extract the relevant information from a gigantic pile of virtual data.
Now, it does not mean machines are superior to men in all aspects. They have their shortcomings as well. One of the major weaknesses of machine learning is that they are helpless in tackling novel situations. The fundamental limitation of machine learning is that they need to learn from a large volume of past data.
Now, will AI replace human writers? Well, yes and no.
It depends on the nature of writing. If the task involves dealing with a high volume of existing data, no doubt that machines will have the upper hand. But if you are writing something for the first time, you will have the upper hand. If you are a creative writer, there is little chance that AI will have anything on you. There is, however, a good chance that AI will affect technical and analytical writers.
But it is important to acknowledge that machines are made to assist human beings. I like to believe that the contribution of AI in the field of writing will be a blessing rather than a curse. This technology will help human beings generate superior quality content. Yes, that is true that it might put many people out of their jobs, but human beings are used to deal with novel challenges. It is one of the greatest strengths of the human mind.
Here are some of the things that AI can help future writers with –
Proofreading software programs are a tremendous help to almost all kinds of writers. It helps analyze and correct grammar errors. A lot of software programs help writers optimize the content according to search engine needs. And speed is the highlight of technical advancement. You can get an error free document within minutes. And then, you can appoint a human proofreader to go over it once to make sure everything is ready.
- Plagiarism check
We live in a world where almost anything we can think of, is already done by someone. And in such a situation, it is easy to get caught in the circle of plagiarism. What it means is, sometimes we use references to write our content, and if we duplicate a part of that text which does not come under fair use guidelines (this is known as plagiarism). And it is not accepted in professional writing.
So, many software programs help us to avoid running into this problem. It directly tells us when to change the content before it violates the norms. These tools are immensely helpful in producing better quality reports. Over time, the quality and accuracy of these tools are being improved, so they can better assist us in our tasks.
- Assessment Tools
Assessment tools help content writers identify the quality of their content. These tools evaluate the readability, clarity, engagement, and the like. It is a great way to remove core errors from your piece of writing, and it is done within minutes.
The above mentioned points conclude that Artificial Intelligence helps in improving the quality of written content. And it would be wrong to paint AI in the entirely wrong light, there are obviously some downfalls, but there are some great benefits as well. Human society has evolved on the base of a single constant variable, which is, adaptability to change.
Here are some of the good things we can expect from Artificial Intelligence:
Artificial Intelligence will be a huge help for research. It makes the job a hundred times easier.
Speed and accuracy are among the most common things we expect from AI.
Machines are not affected by emotion, which is why the data produced by them is not biased.
Due to the high accuracy, there are many applications of Artificial Intelligence in the medical field.
These are some of the drawbacks of AI:
Artificial Intelligence is expensive tech, and not everyone can afford it yet.
Creative intelligence is not found in machines.
So, on the basis of our knowledge of the Artificial Intelligence and how it functions, let’s try to answer our main question –
Will writers be completely replaced by machines?
It seems unlikely. Human element is required to create content that is to be consumed by other humans. So, it is possible that a lot of the stuff will be automated for us, but in the end, we’ll be responsible for the core decision making.
High volume tasks and repetitive tasks will mostly be replaced by AI programs. And it will give human beings more time to focus on more important things, and help them realize their true potential by putting them in novel situations. So, AI can affect the functioning of the human race in a lot of ways, and you and l will be here to see it happen.