Like most of you, I take advantage of (although most likely higher “play with”) Chat GPT and DALLE-2. You might have observed that in latest months the pictures on this weblog have been created by DALLE-2. In the previous I’ve used Pexels or Pixabay to seek for pictures associated to the matters I’m overlaying on this weblog, so normally after lots of looking out I’ll discover a picture that is fairly near the subject. But as a rule, I do not.
I’m extra of a author. In many instances I take into account the picture superfluous when writing. But on this hyper-visual age we stay in, even writing needs to be accompanied by some compelling picture.
Example: I wrote a put up that I revealed on LinkedIn known as “I fell asleep during a meetingabout a time I met at a client’s location. We were trapped in a small stuffy, hot room in the basement of their Silicon Valley campus, eavesdropping on the customer’s drone about their problems. I didn’t have to be there, but our CEO at the time thought it was a good idea for me to be there. I almost fell asleep in my chair so I thought I would write about the experience. I found an image of an office worker laying on a carpeted office floor face first to guide the mail.
It was the most popular thing I’d ever posted. I think it got over 11,000 views in a few hours. I wasn’t sure if the image or the title attracted most people (I’m sure many office workers probably felt the same way).
But I digress. Today, visual and auditory elements make a huge difference in content visibility. Each blog post should have a relevant image, preferably an eye-catching one, even better if it is eye-catching and funny in some way.
Browsing the free image sites didn’t help me. So when DALLE-2 became available I started using it to create images for my blog posts. In some cases, it created compelling images (I especially like this one from a previous post). In other cases, it took tweak after tweak to develop something I thought was convincing enough.
Artists worried that DALLE-2 or its siblings will take their jobs away needn’t worry. The work is okay, but if you ask me it lacks soul. It’s “hole”. Throwaway images may be fine for a blog post, but as true art, it’s just a mirror of what we’ve done before. It is a mirror of humanity, but a spirit – content without real content.
So when ChatGPT-3 was released, the media storm surrounding it turned into a full-fledged tornado; I felt like I had to try it out to see if it would create something that could approach a human-written post. I’ve used AI in the past to generate blog posts (for example, this post which is pre-ChatGPT -3), but it still falls short of human standards. It’s like the DALLE-2 footage – usable – but soulless.
You can see that a machine wrote them. They may be able to generate excellent keyword-packed content marketing copy to attract search engines and improve SEO, but mimic the creativity and insight of a human writer? Not there yet.
However, that doesn’t mean that OpenAI and its various tools are pointless. If you ask me, it’s a great tool for expanding your thinking – to help you develop new concepts that you may not have thought of. I’ve said before that humans rely on logic, emotions and intuition to make decisions and create new ideas because we simply can’t know as much as an AI, which has instant access to a huge corpus of data. AI can only create something that approaches human speech and art because it has so much data to choose from that even semi-random combinations of things seem original.
For example, we tried a few things with ChatGPT to see if it could tell a creative story. It repeatedly told us that “No, a pickle and a glass of water can’t go on a date, as a result of they’re each inanimate objects”. But when we asked it to ask us “unattainable questions”, I got some great writing pointers you could turn into a story:
- What would happen if unicorns could fly to the moon and play football with aliens made of marshmallows?
- What would happen if a giant robot made of spaghetti fought a dragon made of jelly beans?
- What would happen if a time-traveling toaster went back in time and toasted bread for dinosaurs?
- What would occur if a large, speaking cactus determined to run for president of the United States?
What does this imply? OpenAI is a necessary instrument that may assist you innovate. Working along with OpenAI instruments permits us to make new connections that we might not be capable to see as a result of our restricted datasets. The preferrred content material creator is a centaur: a human and a machine working collectively to ship a brand new expertise.
Sure, many individuals may use OpenAI instruments to get out of labor (I’ve talked about earlier than that people are resource-saving machines – although some would possibly name it laziness), and exchange sub-optimal output from the instruments to lighten their burdens, however if you would like the very best output, working collectively is the perfect resolution.
OpenAI does the grunt work, suggesting new paths and serving to you arrange your ideas. You take the output and iterate on it till it will get nearer to what you want.
You, the human being, should add the soul.