Avoid potential pitfalls while using AI as a writing tool
A friend suggested the other day that school children should be prohibited from using AI to write essays.
What should they use? I asked. The encyclopedia?
AI is a tool, just like the internet. School kids should learn to use this tool — not be prohibited from using it because we fear plagiarism or other issues.
So what are communicators so afraid of?
Privacy issues top the list of communicators’ concerns about using AI to write, according to a study by The Conference Board and Ragan Communications.
Hacks for avoiding plagiarism with AI
This one’s easy: Got something you don’t want to see on the web? Don’t put it in ChatGPT!
- Your email newsletter, which will be posted to your website next week? Go ahead!
- Your CEO’s speech? The first draft of your annual report? Your company’s secret strategy? Your closely held intellectual property, which competitors would pay trillions for? JUST. SAY. NO!
- Your personal diary? Weight loss journal? Humiliating love notes to your 7th-grade crush? We’ll let you decide.
Don’t miss out on this power tool
What you don’t want to do is get so spooked about using AI for writing that you miss out on using this power tool. AI has been proven in the lab to make writing 59% faster and 18% better (MIT).
Want to write better and faster with AI while avoiding potential pitfalls? Learn all of my hacks.