While I am tidying up a few things before announcing a new group coaching / hypnosis group, I thought I’d take a moment and voice my opinion on AI and how it is being used to create content online.

There are many website owners who are turning to AI to write blog posts, emails, and even to create videos.  Some of these are actually good, and AI certainly has the ability to process a lot of data and summarize it into cleverly-written pieces.

I started studying AI back in the 1980’s when my interest in computers was sparked.  I kept up with the latest developments and strategies for making computers at least SEEM to think like humans.  They have come a long way since those early days of ELIZA and Expert Systems.

As someone who loves science fiction, and to a large degree, science fact, I see the immense potential for AI to simplify our lives in many ways.  The current trend for using it to generate new content is just one small piece of the puzzle.

Personally, I find the content generated by AI, at least as it stands now, to be lacking in several ways.  At best, it’s like an author using a language they’re not familiar with.  At worst, it’s full of inaccurate information that can mislead someone who doesn’t take time to double-check the details.  The videos I’ve seen created by AI are like watching an old movie with really bad dubbing of a foreign language.  The audio and visual doesn’t quite match.

Of course, this will improve over time.

All of this brings me to this point.  If I ever decide to use AI to produce content for the website or YouTube channel, I will make clear the source of the content.  Otherwise, everything you get from me will be purely human-produced by myself and no other.

You deserve the best.

One other thing I’d like to mention is that considering how much content has been created by humans over the last 10 to 20 years, AI will churn out many times that amount in a much shorter time, so there will soon come a time when there’s just too much content for anyone to sort through, which means we’ll become dependent on AI to find whatever we’re looking for. 

When that happens, it may be next to impossible to truly find human-created content online, and that may signal the end of the Internet as we know it today.  Maybe we’ll all go back to interacting with other humans in the “real world”.

What are your thoughts?

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