Digital Media Concepts/Writing and Artificial Intelligence

Overview edit

Advances in Natural Language Processing (NLP) over the years have made it possible to automate tasks such as writing. The development of NLP can be traced back to the mid-20th century, which marked the development of computer programs attempting to comprehend and generate human language. [1] NLP makes it easier to break down the human language, like text and voice data, and all its irregularities. [2]

Branches of NLP include Natural Language Understanding (NLU) and Natural Language Generation (NLG). NLU analyzes the comprehension of text and speech in order to understand the intended meaning of a sentence. NLG produces text responses based on data input. [3]

Rise of Artificial Intelligence Software in Writing edit

Usefulness edit

The Chat Generative Pre-trained Transformer, also known as ChatGPT, was launched by OpenAI to the public on November 30, 2022. [4] It sifts through massive databases to generate human-like responses to users asking it questions and giving it prompts. [5]

ChatGPT, as part of the growing trend of generative technology, is useful for helping writers with creative blocks. REF And because of the way AIs are trained, it is also beneficial for the speed at which they can read and take in information from online research and content. [5] Grammarly, the online writing assistant, recently launched a generative AI intended to help users in their writing process through AI by learning their writing style. [6]

In marketing, AI can be used for content generation, content creation, [7] SEO, and email marketing. [8]

Ethical Concerns edit

AI text-to-image generators, such as DALL-E and Midjourney, use images available online through either the public domain or images found via online search results on Google or Pinterest. Similarly, AI like ChatGPT are trained through online texts [5] and conversations from forums, books, and movies. [9]

On July 18, 2023, the Author's Guild, the leading professional organization for writers in the United States, submitted an open letter, signed by over 15,000 authors, to the CEOs of OpenAI, Alphabet, Meta, IBM, Stability AI, and Microsoft, to call attention to the use of copyrighted works and to ask its AI developers to obtain consent, credit, and fairly compensate authors. Some of the prominent authors to sign the letter include James Patterson, Suzanne Collins, Margaret Atwood, Jodi Picoult, and Min Jin Lee. [10]

List of AIs centered around Writing edit

External Links edit

References edit

  1. Dergaa, I., Chamari, K., Zmijewski, P., & Saad, H. B. (2023). From human writing to artificial intelligence generated text: examining the prospects and potential threats of ChatGPT in academic writing. Biology of Sport, 40(2), 615-622.
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  3. "NLP vs. NLU vs.NLG: the differences between three natural language processing concepts". Retrieved 2023-10-22.
  4. "CHATGPT:Everything you need to know about the AI chatbot". 2023-09-22. Retrieved 2023-10-22.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 "How is AI changing how we write and create". 2023-03-27. Retrieved 2023-10-22.
  6. "Grammarly AI". Retrieved 2023-10-22.
  7. "The role of artificial intelligence in marketing". 2023-05-09. Retrieved 2023-10-22.
  8. "Artificial Intelligence and The Future of Marketing". 2022-09-09. Retrieved 2023-10-22.
  9. "How does ChatGPT work?". Retrieved 2023-10-22.
  10. "More than 15,000 Authors Sign Authors Guild Letter Calling on AI Industry Leaders to Protect Writers". 2023-07-18. Retrieved 2023-10-22.