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Could A.I replace the work of article writers and content creators?



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Could A.I replace the work of article writers and content creators?

Over the years of doing Internet Marketing, SEO and Blogging. I've used many content generation bots and software. Not one of them has been able to generate me content that is unique and excellently written/created. There are always words out of place or context, sentences that don't make sense. The idioms are wrong, stuff like that.

I've never been able to find any software that I can put a few keywords into and it be able to generate me a perfectly formed and sense making unique articles. Ever! There has always been some flaws with the produced content when it is produced and spun by a software.

Each type of content creation bots and software usually go about it differently in the way they collect or scrape and then spin the content. Some will scrape article sites for your keywords and then randomly pull sentences from those articles and then randomly place them into a new article to form paragraphs from them all. Then once that's done, it will then spin the article by spinning some of the words or all of the words depending on your spin settings. Sometimes you can have them spin only some of the words and not all of them so that the sentences still make sense without having random words in them.

And some content generation bots use sophisticated algorithms and content generation methods and even use intelligent smart spinning going by user suggestion but even then, even after all that, the outputted articles aren't still up to scratch.

You can just tell when you start reading it. You're like, hang on, this isn't right. Looks and sounds spun. And that is just a big no no today if you want to gain people's respect. It's a shame that many webmasters and bloggers, affiliate marketers etc still generate and use content like this. Albeit mostly on their web 2's and tier 3's etc.

I would never use auto generated and spun content on my money site! I wouldn't use it on my web 2's or anything else really. It can sometimes be moderated with a human touch before it's submitted, but even then the quality of the article itself isn't good and I wouldn't use it on any of my serious sites or anything! I'd rather write it!

There really are quite a lot of bots, tools and services out there that can generate content for you on the fly. Many of them suck! Some of them have a lot of promises but fail miserably to deliver. Some of them sort of serve a purpose. But none of them really that I have ever tried have ever been able to produce an article as though it was written by a person by hand!

Could A.I. be a content generators dream come true?

A lot of rich people are putting a lot of money into A.I and when that happens it means it's because they know something about it that people will like and find useful in the future. Up to about now, most binary based A.I slip up, repeat themselves. They can only say so much based on their programming and input. But new quantum based A.I will be different. It will be much more like having a real conversation with another person than getting some pre-programmed response.

If it was possible to ask an AI bot a question and get an essay back on what you asked based on what it searched and learned from it. Imagine the practical implications that could have for content generators, webmasters, bloggers etc. If an intelligence like that was made available to the Internet. Imagine what it could do for the Internet.

Think of something like Dr. Know from the A.I movie with Jude Law. Or Hal 9000 the computer from 2001: A Space Odyssey movie. An AI that you can ask a simple or complicated question too, an AI that knew your meaning and intention and was able to basically write blog content for you based on trends and hot subjects. An AI that you could speak a few commands or keywords to and it was intelligent enough to know how to go out, research those keywords and the topic or industry. And then be able to write an article on that which was 100% unique and well formed like a proper, human written article. Complete with bullet points and formatted words etc.



Do you think, what with the progression into A.I that we could ever have an A.I content generation bot like that? Something you could ask a question to. It search it online, learn about it, and then tell you about it in its own way in voice or in words.

Will we ever be able to build something like that in the future? I think we will! And what then? What will happen to all the current writers out there who make a living writing content for their blogs or for clients blogs and more? What will happen to their jobs? Will they all eventually be replaced by these smart bots that can do what they do only much faster and possibly even better without needing to stop for coffee and donuts?

How fast can something like that happen? We know that technology doubles in speed every year and new things can come out over night. AI is a progressing industry and has a lot of practical implications and uses for businesses and corporations around the world who look to it to replace real people from their jobs because it saves money. You don't have to keep paying a bot to do someone's job! That's a factor why they are investing so much into it right now hoping that it pays off for them in the future.

AI bots could actually go on to replace everything from emergency calls to crime detection and prevention. From gas stations to McDonald's. Everything will eventually become completely automated. It sounds funny and crazy, but in time I see AI replacing many many people's jobs in the real world as well as online too.

Because if you could develop an AI that could generate insanely well written and 101% unique articles that kicked ass, it surely wouldn't be too hard to create an AI that you could give a couple keywords too. And it go out and do SEO for you on those keywords. Doing all the things that you would be able to do yourself, for you. Such as contacting other blog owners for guest posts, link building, networking etc.

I think if someone developed an AI like that, it would put a lot of SEO and Internet and Affiliate Marketers, Freelancers and Virtual Assistants out of work as they are replaced and not needed any more. And I do see that happening if that comes about.

So yeah, do you think it could ever happen? Is it only a matter of time?

Could AI replace article writers?

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Lynne

I doubt it Mike. I have heard a lot of opinions on this topic and some people disagree with me and say that of course AI could write real articles that people would enjoy... but I just don't think so.

Here is an example, I have an addiction blog, where I write about my experiences as an addict and then I also write about how I got clean and what life is now being clean. Do you think my readers would appreciate content written by AI?

Not likely right?

Yes I do think that AI will be taking over a lot of work that people do in the future but not article writing, not things that people will really love reading.



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idealmike

Hey Lynne yeah that's a good point. One of the things that makes a blog like your successful is that it comes from the mouth of experience. You've been through that so you know what it's like and how to live with temptation and stuff. That's not really something you could teach a computer who could never understand it from a real human perspective. Could you imagine an AI bot with a drinking problem? Like addicted to Castrol oil or something. Only in the movies!? But have to say though. Fair play to you for that and being sober now by the way. Could A.I replace the work of article writers and content creators?

I guess it all really depends on what the article the AI spat out was like. It would be interesting to see how this technology develops in the future but I also wonder what implications it could have for the SEO industry as well. Imagine an AI that fully understood SEO or much about it and how it worked and knew what was needed to be done and was able to go out and do it all, all on its own without any input needed from a human at all. You could essentially tell it to do something and it just does it all for you exactly how you would do it.

Or an AI that knew a lot about social media and social media marketing. So sophisticated that it was able to do all your SMM for you. You'd never have to use Hootsuite or Buffer again. Imagine if it could think up interesting questions to ask and find people to network with and message them and understand the reply and set things up for you like guest posting opportunities etc and was able to do it all for you without any input at all.

I see something that being developed eventually. And I hope so too and that it is available to the public. I don't think we'll see it happen until today's slow binary based computers are replaced with the next generation super fast quantum computers become available and then it will get really interesting but if it was available to buy. Like some computer you can talk to like Ironman talks to "Jarvis" his computer which you could have an intelligent conversation with and knew if you was trying to trick it with words and stuff like that, have it's own personality and can think for itself and just be "conscious" in some way and also well versed in SEO/SMM.

Well I'd buy it lol Could A.I replace the work of article writers and content creators?



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Lynne

Yes very true it would be determined by the niche and content that needs to be written.. but I still can't see it happening. For example I have a certain style of writing, how do you program that into AI?

Maybe I am wrong I just think people will do such a better job with content writing than a machine could ever do... but imagine you get a machine and you just tell it, today I want an article on whatever topic and a few minutes it spews it out, uploads it your website and publishes it? OMG yes I might also want one of those right?



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ballyhara

Maybe you can train and teach an A.I. to do the things that we do, maybe they can develop a similar way to do them, or I may say to imitate us. But how can a A.I. speak or write properly about an experience he hasn't lived? How can it show and express the same emotion, if it hadn't been able to go through it? Are the creators in the position, to let them go trough all the struggle we live, under our regular day by day? From my point of view, that would be the only way they could at least, being able to write something similar.



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jeffreyjose48

I don't know if this will really happen. Artificial intelligence is so popular nowadays. I hope that humans will still write articles and not robots.



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RaduV

Frankly speaking, I would say yes. Probably one day the A.I. will be able to speak and write coherent and be able to set up unique articles. It is still a work in progress but eventually they will.
It's a matter of writing something that feels right in the eye of your readers and if the article will be written by an A.I, most likely, it will be impersonal and will probably lack in emotion. In fact, when you read an article written on a blog, you actually read the emotion and the opinion of the author regarding the subject.

An A.I will not be that "smart" to mimics all of this. Articles will appear like those written in Wikipedia, blunt and clean, filling pages without saying actually nothing.

I'm not sure how you can build a community around and how to maintain it without being to awkward. What answers will you expect from a bot?



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hitmeasap

I think they possibly could replace article writers in the future, but I don't think it's very likely to happen. In some sense definitely, but in most cases not. Lynne stated a superb reason for instance. A.I can't feel things. They can't speak from their own experience. They are using everything they've learned from a human, and that could and is obviously something personal experience from someone, but it wouldn't last long. One article or two, but follow-up replies and other things wouldn't happen. - Which is the main reason I doubt A.I will replace article writers.



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Kakashi2020

I don't think so because a good written piece is written using a combination of feelings and writing knowledge. Unless they could somehow create A.I. which can feel emotions and translate it into words.



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Cristian

On a long enough timescale, everything is possible I guess. For AI to take over the place of article writers they will have to be very creative and frankly speaking they'll have to be fully sentient, which will create more questions regarding our future as a species.

So if AI will replace even out human writers, what exactly will the humans do anymore? Relax at the beach? That would be cool, like achieving immortality, creating AI to do everything for us and just relax!



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EliteWriter

I strongly disagree with using AI for writing purposes. Writing is not something that can be automated. It involves passion and skill, and no machine can replicate that in my opinion.



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idealmike

Well that's what they said about the telephone. That there would never be anything that could send someone's voice through a wire and that it would be impossible. That's what they said about men walking on the moon that it would be impossible. But obviously we have the telephone and man has walked on the moon. Trust me, technology is going to far exceed our expectations and an AI is around the corner that will be able to research for itself and write content for itself. Content that is passionate and skillfully wrote. It's only a matter of time!



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DenisP

To be honest, when it comes to any field requiring creativity, I don't see artificial intelligence replacing humans in the foreseeable future. I feel that for the time being, even the least creative person is capable of creating more unique content than some of the most advanced artificial intelligence. We humans are just incredibly special in that way. That being said, the biggest threat that AI has is in the labor industry. There is just too much stuff that robots can do more efficiently and more accurately than humans.



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Kakashi2020

I agree that content writing can't be done by A.I. because there's a lot of creativity needed and besides if an A.I. would be used in writing content, it would all be facts, no wordplay, no sense of uniqueness. It would be bland and what I call soulless. Creative Writing can only be done by human writers and not by bots.



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DenisP

You know, I’m going to be completely honest and take back what I said in my original comment. A.I definitely can’t replace the creative writing of a human being…yet. I said it couldn’t happen in the foreseeable future, but I’ve been doing some research on A.I recently, and I think that the day might come a lot sooner than I originally expected.

Programmers are making some terrifyingly great strides in A.I technology, and I feel like we might see A.I of human-level capabilities within the next decade. I now understand why tech giants like Elon Musk are getting so concerned about the incredible pace at which A.I technology is advancing, as well as its capabilities.



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DarthHazard

You never know, to be honest. Did anyone really expect driverless cars so soon? I mean we knew that at some point in time we would get self-driving cars but I did not think it would happen so soon. I can't see AI replacing the work of article writers and content creators just yet though. I just don't think any robots or AI are clever enough YET to be able to write their own content by themselves. I'm sure there are AI out there that can write content based on other articles but to write something that is completely original and unique without any other content would be a few years away.



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DenisP

"I mean we knew that at some point in time we would get self-driving cars but I did not think it would happen so soon."

This is the thing that worries me to some degree. I remember as a kid, there would be reports on driverless cars, and the adults around me were adamant that it was future tech mumbo jumbo, and that it wasn't realistic to assume an A.I could drive a car as well as a human. Even going back recently just a few years, so many people were convinced driverless cars were a gimmick. And now? We have cars that drive better and safer than actual humans do. I'm starting to think that it might just be a matter of time before computing becomes so advanced that A.I is able to replicate human creativity. I like to think that it may be a long way away, but somehow I feel I might be surprised with how soon it actually comes.



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Martinsx1

I completely agree with you on this because there is no way of telling if the use of Artificial intelligence would take over the use of writers because with the way the use of technology is going lately, I really wouldn't be surprised if it happened. It appears as if human beings are relying heavily on bots for just about anything and I really wouldn't blame them because more efficiency comes with the use of these Artificial intelligence.



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galegatling

In my opinion, it probably is possible in the future. If there is a programmable AI unit wherein it would be possible for them to learn human behaviors such as their way of thinking, how they feel, rational behaviors and etc - then there is a huge possibility that they can also write anything that whichever they are programmed to write. Just the though of that is very scary. Imagine, an AI with 0 grammar errors and fluent English specially in the use of punctuations. Wew.



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Kakashi2020

I would agree that in the not so near future A.I. would definitely replace writers. It's really the next step in the development of technology. Artificial intelligence, Virtual Reality, Holograms, are some of the fields that would help mankind in the future. With A.I. I do think that eventually computers will have the power to create content.



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Corzhens

I have read in one magazine about the development of the Google Car that its main problem in resolving all the issues is that the AI in the car cannot think for itself. In other words, the so called “driverless car” is just dependent on its programming. That’s my take in AI that it cannot replace the creative aspect whether it is action or response to stimulus or even writing. The AI will always be dependent on the parameters that was set in its brain and it cannot act beyond those limitations.



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