Don’t let generative AI cost you your job and reputation
You’ve read the headlines: “ChatGPT Invented Everything in Lawyer’s Court Brief.”
Misinformation and inaccuracies top the list of communicators’ concerns about using AI to write, according to a study by The Conference Board and Ragan Communications.
How can you make sure using generative AI to write won’t cost you your job and reputation?
This one’s easy.
You’re already fact-checking, right? You’re not pulling stuff off SomeRandomWebsite.com and running that in your news release? You’re using your journalism-adjacent skills to confirm that the source and information is reliable before using it.
Keep doing that with AI. Hack: I use ChatGPT 4.0 with the Google Chrome Web Access Plug-in to fetch me information. It includes a resources list with links. I check those before I run with a data point.
And always cite your source, of course. But, then, you’re already doing that.
Get ready to fall in love with generative AI
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.