What Really Grinds My Gears
Welcome back to another edition of What Really Grinds My Gears. I started this series recently and was unsure whether I would continue it. I honestly just wanted to rant about something. But some of you really enjoyed it and encouraged me to write more What Really Grinds My Gears posts. Luckily for those of you who want to see more of these posts, it turns out I am a pretty angry person and lots of things grind my gears. In fact, I already have three posts ready to post after this one. Today’s post will be about ChatGPT.
By the way, if you can’t tell by the gif, this series was inspired by Family Guy’s Peter Griffin.
Unless you have been living under a rock, it’s likely you’ve heard about ChatGPT which seems to have taken the world by storm. It offers a lot of things to its users but that’s not what this post is about. This post is about ChatGPT’s AI writing feature. Recently, I’ve been seeing more and more platforms offer AI writing services. And ChatGPT seems to be one of the more popular ones at the moment. I’ve been seeing posts written about it and by it all over WordPress. And you know what, That really grinds my gears.
There are two specific reasons for my anger/irritation. Firstly, for years I’ve seen peoples jobs be given away to technology. And as annoying as I found that, it didn’t particularly effect me. People have been trying to replace their workers with as much technology as possible for a long time because it saves them money. But what about these workers? The damage this is doing is showing more and more over the years. People can’t find work no matter how many degrees they have and how qualified they are because the market has become so incredibly completive. The reason for this is that there are less and less jobs available for people (among other reasons of course).
Even if we had the technology to do certain jobs instead of actual people I don’t think we should take that option. People need those jobs even the most minimal ones. Not technology. And when I see AI writing it pisses me off so much. I don’t know how many of you reading this identify as writers but it’s insanely difficult to get work as a writer as it is. And now with this technology, it’s going to make it even worse for writers.
I also feel that we should not be relying on technology this much. There is no doubt that technology has been incredibly helpful for humans. But like with all good things, it comes with its own problems. And being so reliant on technology will be very problematic in the long run.
I’m not trying to shade anyone use AI writing methods on their blog or anywhere else. Of course, that’s your choice. And I do like technology although I think we need to be a little careful not to rely on it too much. These are just my thoughts on the matter and since this is a “What Really Grinds My Gears” post I decided to talk about the negative effects of AI.
I think AI has its pros and cons like all technology. However, I think writers do have a reason to feel threatened when they see businesses choosing to use AI instead of hiring real people for writing jobs. I certainly feel threatened and I feel like this will effect my Lifesfinewhine’s Services as well.
And lastly, I want to end by saying that I don’t think AI can ever replace or replicate the human touch that is given when one writes their own content. Or when something is written by a human. For me, blogging is about the experience. If there comes a day when I have to rely on AI to write my posts, I’m just going to shut this site down. What’s the point of blogging if you don’t actually blog?
What do you think about AI? What do you think about ChatGPT? How do you feel about AI writing blog posts, business ads and more? Let me know any thoughts you have on this topic because I’m very curious to hear your thoughts. Or simply stop by and say hi!
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