ChatGPT is Everywhere, But There are Pros and Cons to Using It
ChatGPT is everywhere. It’s the name on every marketer’s lips and the Artificial Intelligence tool that has copywriters freaking out about their job security.
But there are pros and cons to using ChatGPT. While plenty focus on the positives, don’t forget about the downsides.
👉 You have to be logged in to use it. That means it’s tracking every little thing you’re asking it, learning about you, profiling you against your search terms, and getting more powerful in the process.
👉 It spits out very plausible material that’s often very confidently incorrect. So despite its power, human intervention is still required if you want your copy to be unique and error-free.
👉 As powerful as it is, using it to write something original is a stretch. Its power is drawn from the average person’s ability to write—which isn’t all that impressive to begin with!
👉 Its terminology is very American and even a little bit Hollywood.
👉 Despite attempts to ‘decline inappropriate requests’, it’s still capable of spouting racist and sexist language.
👉 It’s not especially up to date. Trawling data from the distant past can lead to inaccuracies.
👉 There are serious ethical concerns over its use in schools and universities.
👉 People believe they’re using AI… but what if AI is actually using you? By gathering data and understanding more about what you want, is it essentially mapping the mind? Does social media really exist to give AI insight into human emotions, and how to influence them?
But the biggest thing to remember about ChatGPT? It won’t replace your job.
No, AI won’t replace your job… but a person who knows how to use it may well do.
So play around with ChatGPT and just remember, as powerful as it is, it still can’t replace human creativity.
If you’re after some copy written by actual humans, feel free to get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a chat.