This blog post was created with the assistance of AI tools ChatGPT and Midjourney.

In the spirit of transparency, I want to share something with you. This blog post? It was co-written with an AI. Surprise! Artificial Intelligence isn’t just a topic I discuss; it’s a tool I use. As we journey together in embracing AI, I believe it’s time we have a conversation about it.

The AI in the Room

AI is becoming an integral part of our lives, and its influence in content creation is growing. From drafting emails to writing blog posts, AI is here, assisting us in our daily tasks. But what does it mean to have AI as a co-writer? How does it affect the authenticity of the content? And most importantly, how does it sound to you, the reader?

Recently, I received feedback that my blog posts sometimes sound a bit stiff, a bit too much like they were written by an AI. At first, I was defensive. The suggestion seemed to advocate for fully handwritten blog posts. But then, I saw it as an opportunity for a conversation and a moment of transparency. Let’s talk about it! Let’s talk about the shortcomings of these tools, given that they are a new reality for us and that we will all increasingly be asked to adapt to AI and expected to leverage it.

The Benefits of Embracing AI

AI can be a powerful tool for content creation. It can generate ideas, draft content, and even suggest edits. It’s like having a personal assistant who’s always ready to help. But the real magic happens when we combine AI’s capabilities with human creativity. That’s when we can create content that’s not only efficient but also engaging and meaningful. ChatGPT, a language model developed by OpenAI, helps me expedite the delivery of my ideas by clunking together a rough draft so I can devote my energy to the important parts like adding my personality and refining my message.

The Challenges and the Future

Of course, AI is not without its challenges. As I’ve experienced, the content can sometimes sound a bit too robotic. Other times, it might miss the nuances of human language. But these are not insurmountable challenges. They are opportunities for growth and improvement.

AI, in its current state, is what I like to call a “70% tool”. It can do about 70% of the heavy lifting in composition, but the last 30% is still up to us. It’s like getting a C- in school. It’s passing, but there’s room for improvement. And that’s where our human insights and creativity come into play. It’s up to us to take that 70% and elevate it, to make that C- into an A+.

Join the Conversation

I invite you to join this journey of embracing AI. If something sounds off, let me know. If you’re intrigued by a particular point, let’s discuss it. Your feedback and engagement are crucial in this co-creation process. After all, this blog isn’t just about me; it’s about us, exploring the world of AI together. If you’re interested in more discussions like this, feel free to explore my previous blog posts. As for future posts, I’ll be moving the AI disclosure to the beginning for maximum transparency.

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