Why AI Can Never Possibly Write

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Writing lives within all of us, deep-seeded and grounded.


Throughout history, we have generally depended on communication to survive. This is still very true now. With all of the AI, cryptocurrencies, and social media transitions, we forget that AI cannot be taught how to write (yet). Without writing, we are equally incapable of reaching our audience. What would we do if we could not write? Would we succumb only to the visual aspects of life? The noise, the audible chirp of an iPhone text message coming in? Oh wait, that counts as communication, right? Correct. We cannot predict how people will react to our writings. we cannot teach computers how to write a sentence, only to correct it. Think of Grammarly. It allows you to correct grammar, yes, but not come off as a true writer.

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What is the point of writing? It is simply to make a point, to engage a reaction, and to bring about a visceral sensation that leaves the reader wanting more, and that leaves the writer wanting to write it a second time! However, what does the future hold for AI? We can assume one thing: writing is an art, and you cannot teach a computer art. Technology sure has come a long way. Ten years ago, I would never had thought of Grammarly being able to correct sentences; I would never have predicted that I would be able to use speech recognition to form a written sentence. However, I know one thing: there is no future for writing in a system made of bolts and wires. With this comes a margin of error. What does the future hold?

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I have a friend who cannot read or write. So, he uses Siri to generate written text messages. I will hear him say: “Well, I was bored,” and Siri will come back with a predominated sentence: “Well I was bared.” Think about this for a moment. We have all assumed that technology over time would change things for the better. But yet, she never does get a sentence correct. Imagine if you were trying to write a book using AI voice recognition. This is the essence of what I am trying to say here: we cannot predict the future, and we cannot assume that ten years from now, Siri or Alexa will not be able to correct this error. However, can AI ever replace physical or mandated writing? Will there ever be a time AI replaces writing?

Or will the written word prevail?

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Do recall that communication is an art. We see Photoshop advancing art, but we do not see it creating it. We see writers using voice recognition to detail notes, but we do not see them doing anything additional to enhance the sentence. We see Grammarly correcting sentences, grammar, and other detailing, and we see Word correcting spelling errors. But these rob us of the experience of writing. Do you think Stephen King would enjoy writing a book by hand or keyboard, or would be rather speak into a computer system and let it generate a complete book for him? This may become a reality one day, but it has yet to occur. We also cannot ignore the fact that writing is an experience! We do it to communicate, and to create great art.

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AI has a place, yes, but it can never progress through the process of detailing a great book; of writing a great post; of deciding what wording to use; of element in question of technological reason. AI may, one day, be able to novelize the experience, just as hand-written text was abandoned for Microsoft Word. But for the time being, AI has a place in assisting writers, but never to actually replace them. In fact, writing is in such a high demand that Copywriters (yours truly) are now able to make $75,000-$85,000 a year without a degree required. We can never replace the art of writing, but we can insinuate that one day, the choice may be made to replace writers with technology. For the time being, however, writing can never be replaced.

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Simple: you let us write the work, and that is about it. Writers are always needed for great web content, for great social media posts, for great blogs, for great products and services…the list goes on and on. However, you may be thinking it is better to develop an AI strategy for your writing. Mind you, I have played around with Grammarly and, majority of the time they are wrong. In fact, this blog was written with Grammarly and the errors are bountiful. To be frank with you, I do not feel like rewriting it, as I write plenty for a living, let alone my marketing! But remember that the human mind and body demands great written copy, and that is our goal here. We want to make you a better product, service or company. Let us assist you to grow!

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The phenomenon of ghostwriting expert books (i.e. books ghostwritten by an independent party that represents your name) is far from over, but it is not as saturated as we think. In fact, there are thousands of these companies out there, just like us, but they do not offer what we offer. We have to prove that to you for it to become possible, so please do make sure to research us, as well. Check out the rest of the site; check reviews; check web presence. These are key indicators that the company is essential to your value and success. We know that taking five-to-ten grand out of your wallet only for it to not benefit you is counterproductive. It gives us bad reviews and it gives you a bad book. So, what’s next? There’s a button above. It says “Contact.”

Published by Ryan W. McClellan

Entrepreneur, Author & Business Consultant With A Background In Multimedia & Content Development

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