Generative AI is already being employed in journalism to automate content creation, brainstorm feature ideas, create personalized news stories, and produce accompanying video content. That's why we support retailers such as: Associated Press and News Corp Process and present information in new and exciting ways.
But what about other forms of writing? How can writers (both professional and aspiring) take advantage of generative AI tools like ChatGPT and Google Bard? Here are some of my favorite ways you can take advantage of innovative new technology.
For professional writers (and anyone who writes as part of their job)
If your job involves writing any kind of content, such as emails or internal communications, why not let generative AI help draft and enhance that content? How can generative AI help writers in professional contexts? Some of the ways you can help include:
1. Take advantage of AI writing assistants. Today's generative AI tools, including ChatGPT, can help you draft professional content of all kinds. This can extend to reports, emails, and other written content, as well as visual content such as charts and images.
2. Get grammar and style corrections. Generative AI can provide real-time suggestions to improve the grammatical accuracy and stylistic fluency of written content.
3. Plain English explanation and text summary. Need to quickly digest a lot of information and create easy-to-understand summaries? Generative AI will be your friend. Modern tools allow you to break down complex topics into plain English explanations and condense long content into concise explanations.
Four. Please help me with the translation. Whether you want to translate text into another language or other texts as part of your research, generative AI can help.
Five. Improved accessibility. Generative AI can be used to convert spoken audio to written text and vice versa, making content more accessible to people with disabilities. .
Generative AI as a creative writing tool
Some of the above uses are also appealing to creative writers, especially when it comes to things like spelling and grammar. But what about creative writing itself…surely that's the only domain of humans, right? Well, no more. Because generative AI tools can add tons of value to creative writers. Whether you're an aspiring novelist or poet, here are some great things generative AI can do for you.
6. Generate a writing prompt. Writer's block could be a thing of the past, considering that generative AI can be used to create endless prompts to help you put pen to paper. Even if you don't suffer from writer's block (lucky you), you can flex your creative muscles by asking a generative AI tool to provide you with, say, a daily writing prompt.
7. Come up with unique story ideas. You can also start your next great story by asking generative AI to come up with new ideas.
8. Creating a plotline. If you're struggling with your plot (as many writers value character and dialogue over plot), consider asking a generative AI for help. For example, you can provide a general idea and ask the tool to build it into a more detailed list of plot points.
9. Structure your story. This is something that many writers struggle with. What's the best way to turn a great idea into a well-structured, fast-paced story? Again, generative AI helps. For example, you can ask them to create an outline for each chapter.
Ten. Add flesh to your character. This can be a fun way to dip into generative AI and flesh out a particular character's personality and backstory. This saves your brain power and can lead to fresh ideas you wouldn't have thought of otherwise.
11. Build the world in which your story takes place. Some of the best books create new worlds that are incredibly vivid and immersive. However, building this from scratch can be time-consuming for authors. Generative AI can aid this process by, for example, outlining the history, geography, and culture of a fictional setting.
12. Your name will appear. The names of characters and places can become trite after a while. But with generative AI, you can generate an infinite number of interesting names. All you have to do is just ask.
13. A draft of the entire story. Although I'm not necessarily recommending this, you could write an entire book using generative AI if you felt like it. Indeed, this is one of his ways of producing a finished first draft.
Remember, generative AI is a tool…
And like any tool, it all depends on how you use it. I'm not saying that writers should abdicate all responsibility to generative AI. Rather, we should use AI wisely to make our jobs (or creative projects) easier and better. Of course, this means carefully reviewing the output produced by the AI and, if necessary, tweaking the resulting text to suit your needs.
In other words, the output created by a generative AI like ChatGPT should be considered as a first stub, not the final word.