Dear Writer, should you worry about AI?

The emergence of AI revised all professions in the post and pre-AI eras. Besides several disciplines, writers stand in front place to worry about their AI competitors. Photo by Andrea De Santis-Unsplash

Dr. Chodisetti

5/25/20232 min read

This article is for those writers who worry about AI being able to write hundreds of pages of content instantly, and it is going to get stronger and stronger. This article is for those writers whose hearts are filled with sudden disappointment after listening to constantly updating news about the increasing efficacy of bot-writers. Finally, this article is for upcoming writers who have exuberant emotions and cannot wait a minute to put them down on paper or on a screen but struggle with an inside fight between the idea of dropping off from writing and standing and facing the AI writers. With this article, I want to give my positive insights to all of them.

No matter how efficient, logical, emotional, and fast an AI writes, it cannot compete with human writing in touching human hearts. Only the writings of a human will touch a human heart. The reason is an AI does not feel. However, it can write in such a way that it creates an illusion of a feeling in its writings but not with the efficacy that an adult human being can escape from recognizing this illusion.

A writer puts their feelings in every sentence, the emotional energy stored in those sentences. It is this energy lying in between the lines which resonates with the reader. We often do not know why we liked a book, an essay, or a movie, but we simply make them blockbusters. If you dissect and analyze those writings, they appear as usual sentences and paragraphs with no notable difference between the dissected fractions of those non-popular writings. When a human writes something, plenty of things other than the actual data play an important role in touching another human. Those are

  1. Resonating to the current situation. AI resonates only with the data and algorithm. These two are insufficient to make any human being resonate with any situation. Plenty of human emotions are involved, which are difficult for a machine to understand and put in a single writing with the right sequence.

  1. The sequence or the order of expressing those emotions: There is no formula for this. It's unique to each human Writer. A bot-writer must produce tens of thousands of writings with different combinations of sequences into the world to test this, which is time taking and highly inefficient.

  1. The Timing – Only humans can predict with their hearts at what time which kind of writing will be caught up by the readers. AI will only predict this by data and pre-fed algorithms, which is relatively weak. An AI theoretically cannot have a gut feeling.

  1. Moreover, the original genuine effect is gone if the reader knows AI wrote it.

This essay is not more scientific but more inclined to the feelings and resonance by unknown forces. But let me tell you, many AI assistants have been used to predict market indexes for a long time, and they are even equipped with super-fast computing powers to predict the millisecond rise and fall of those indexes. But still, all of them are futile because there are many things in this world where human interference is involved and are challenging to predict by any machine. Human writing is one of them.

Human beings, especially their brains, have been evolving for millions of years ago. Designing a machine surpassing such superpowers will be like reversing the second law of thermodynamics. Machines will always be helpful tools but cannot keep us in control. It is always a human being; utilizing those powers can bring betterment to human beings.