Open Ai content greets me

an ai-generated typewriter with mis-rendered keys Reading Time: 4 minutes

I’m joining the Ai revolution. I first wrote about Ai during my MSc UX speculative design topic in December 2019. Three years later and I’m likely only the 9-billionth writer to give it a whirl. Well, I don’t want to be left behind.

My tool of choice is the Open Ai Playground. It has a more flexible approach to its UI and feels less intimidating than I imagine its ChatGPT sibling does. I don’t know because ChatGPT has been too busy writing excuses to let me sign in to play. This is my first try with Open Ai.

I know the tools can do so much more. YouTube is filling up with designers, developers, and writers chirping away about losing jobs or adapting practices. I want to be with the latter camp. I created the featured image in Midjourney and used a content-aware fill in Photoshop. I’d used Midjourney to illustrate a lawyer with weird fingers in my post, How do we make legalese accessible?  This time I generated a typewriter with odd keys. It may belong to that lawyer.

Yes, we’re all talking about the release of a swathe of Ai-fuelled tools and their shortcomings. I’m excited if with some trepidation. I expect a flood of slack content that wanna-be designers are about to soak the Interweb with. We’ll find out soon enough. Here’s my first drip in that ocean. What do you think?

My work

The output content was provided by Open Ai with only the following help from me:

  1. I entered the following prompt into Open Ai and copied and pasted the supplied content into this post.
  2. I struck through and updated verbiage to maintain context. Replacements are highlighted.
  3. I formatted lists as ordered lists <ol>.
  4. I added the three <h2> headings for your orientation, the prompt I used.
  5. I formatted “The Good” and “The Bad” sub-title elements to <h3> and adjusted their case to match the house style.
  6. I formatted the list item introductory words and replaced the supplied spaced em dashes (&mdash;) with periods.

Note: Open Ai had formatted one list item with a period in any case. It’s now closer to “error-free” than it claims (narf!)

My prompt

“write a blog post as Pat Godfrey for Learningtoo, and explain that it is written by OpenAI and explain 5 things that are good and 5 things that may need fixing by a human writer. Write for Grade 8 reading level.”

The Ai’s output

Welcome to Learningtoo, a blog about artificial intelligence digital content topics. Today, we’re discussing a recent development from OpenAI, a company that creates artificial intelligence technology. OpenAI has recently released a blog post written entirely by an AI system, which is a first for the company me.

There are many interesting aspects of this development, both good and bad. Let’s take a look at five of the positives and five things that could use a bit of help from a human writer.

The Good

  1. Clarity. One of the best aspects of this blog post is how clear and easy to understand it is. The AI system was able to take complex ideas and break them down in a way that is simple and easy to comprehend.
  2. Cohesion. Another great aspect of this blog post is how well the ideas flow together. The AI was able to string together ideas and create a cohesive narrative that is easy to follow.
  3. Diversity. AI technology is capable of creating diverse content, which is important for creating content that is interesting and engaging for readers. This blog post does a great job of showing off the diversity that AI technology can bring.
  4. Spelling and Grammar. The AI system was also able to produce a blog post that was free of spelling and grammar mistakes. This is important for any piece of writing and it is impressive to see that the AI system was able to produce something that was error-free.
  5. Creativity. Last but not least, the blog post was able to show off some creativity in the way that it approached the topic. The AI system was able to bring a unique perspective to the topic and come up with some interesting ideas that were engaging to read.

The Bad

  1. Lack of Depth. One of the biggest weaknesses of this blog post is that it lacks depth. While the AI system was able to cover the basics of the topic, it didn’t go into a lot of detail or explore any of the more nuanced aspects of the topic.
  2. Lack of Personality. Another issue with this blog post is that it lacks personality. Writing that is written by a human is often able to show off the writer’s unique style and perspective, but this blog post was not able to do that.
  3. Lack of Emotion. AI systems are still not able to produce content that is able to accurately convey emotion. This blog post was unable to show any emotion or convey any of the author’s feelings about the topic, which can make it difficult for readers to connect with the content.
  4. Lack of Richness. AI systems are still not able to produce content that is as rich and detailed as content written by a human. This blog post was missing some of the richness and detail of content written by a human writer.
  5. Lack of Originality. AI systems are still not able to produce content that is original and unique. This blog post was not able to come up with any original ideas or perspectives, which can make the content feel a bit stale.

Overall, OpenAI’s blog post was an interesting development and a great example of what AI technology can produce. While there are some positives, such as clarity and cohesion, there are still some aspects that need to be improved upon, such as the lack of depth, emotion, and originality. In the future, it will be interesting to see how AI technology continues to evolve and improve in order to create content that is more rich richer, more engaging, and unique.

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