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Fri Feb 10, 2023, 11:10 AM Feb 2023

Would you use AI to write for you? Would you want to deal with people who use it that way? [View all]

I believe this is an important question, especially now that Microsoft is already putting a compose feature in its newest Edge browser that will not just open a text box for you to write in, but do the actual writing for you - even suggesting tone, format and length for what will appear as "your" words. See this post in LBN, particularly my comments in the OP: https://www.democraticunderground.com/10143031627

This feature is being pushed as something that will make emails, blog posts, etc., easy, by writing them for you. So expect to see it used for message boards, dating apps, etc. Expect to see it used more often by people who believe it will make them seem more intelligent, literate and witty.

I'm not asking this only about the use of AI to cheat in school. There are some people who disapprove of that, but who still want to use AI to write things for their own purposes and convenience, whether that's a business letter or a thank-you letter or a poem or a novel.

So, how do you feel about it?

13 votes, 0 passes | Time left: Unlimited
I would not use AI to write for me and do not want to deal with people who use it, or buy AI-generated writing.
5 (38%)
I might use AI myself but would like to be sure that other people's writing is really their own.
0 (0%)
I won't use AI myself but wouldn't mind if other people's writing is all or partly AI-generated.
1 (8%)
I'm fine with AI myself and don't mind others using it to write something they couldn't have written on their own.
5 (38%)
Other (please explain in a reply below)
2 (15%)
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This is like saying "Would you use google to do research on a topic?" lapfog_1 Feb 2023 #1
No. Not the same thing at all. Writing, like speech, is communication. highplainsdem Feb 2023 #2
Google is an Encyclopedia. Yavin4 Feb 2023 #24
Ai is only going to get better and I assume in the future Johonny Feb 2023 #3
How would you feel about AI writing novels if you'd ever been paid well for your highplainsdem Feb 2023 #5
I mean, you can see the future Johonny Feb 2023 #6
We don't have to accept that future. Just as we don't accept highplainsdem Feb 2023 #10
How do you know you're not arguing with an AI bot on the internet right now Johonny Feb 2023 #17
Most people argue like bots already. fescuerescue Feb 2023 #19
No. I am not fine with AI generated writings, however Freethinker65 Feb 2023 #4
In all of those, you'll be losing the personality of the writer and highplainsdem Feb 2023 #7
I think using AI as an editor for non-professionals is probably ok with limitations. Freethinker65 Feb 2023 #27
Hallie Jackson read a news article about AI, written by AI, on her show this week. CrispyQ Feb 2023 #8
The thing is, they won't tell people it was AI-generated. Not if they're highplainsdem Feb 2023 #15
Amazon reviews already are falsified, think what this means for that! Pobeka Feb 2023 #9
Crap. Hadn't even thought about that. And there are probably already highplainsdem Feb 2023 #23
I've already started using it for this purpose fescuerescue Feb 2023 #11
If writing agendas, or anything else, based on your boss's suggestions is highplainsdem Feb 2023 #12
That part of the job yes fescuerescue Feb 2023 #14
I wish I'd had something like this in my previous job NotASurfer Feb 2023 #26
would you eliminate spell check and cut and paste as well? dembotoz Feb 2023 #13
You're talking about tools to put words on paper, or publish them or transmit highplainsdem Feb 2023 #18
No doubt it would improve my writing, but... old as dirt Feb 2023 #16
I don't need anyone or anything to write for me. Solly Mack Feb 2023 #20
Hey, even the best writers in the world can sometimes be helped highplainsdem Feb 2023 #21
Absolutely. Solly Mack Feb 2023 #25
I wonder how this is going to affect keystroke logging technology. nt crickets Feb 2023 #22
I wouldn't mind it depending on circumstance Sympthsical Feb 2023 #28
Writing takes time. I like saving it. So, perhaps for a first pass that I later edit. tinrobot Feb 2023 #29
Would it include derogatory language? LiberalFighter Feb 2023 #30
I wouldn't want to deal with someone who was passing the AI work as their own ripcord Feb 2023 #31
The Future of AI, by ChatGPT old as dirt Feb 2023 #32
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