Letting AI Write for Us – Not Smart

Letting AI Write for Us – Not Smart

AIMike Elgan a contributing columnist to Computer World wrote this article about why we should not allow AI to write for us in business. His premise is that, in the end, AI doesn’t make our writing smarter; it makes humans dumber. AI can be used to finish sentences, respond to a number of emails and even write news stories. AI continues to get better at writing, too. However, the more we use it the less we, as humans, can think through coherent ideas or use language smartly. Essentially, Elgan’s position is that if we don’t do our own writing we will lose the ability to write … and in the end lose our ability to communicate effectively. I see this somewhat like spellcheck. My kids can’t spell anything without it. They don’t try, or care, to learn to spell correctly. They have never really had to. Sadly, this might also be true of our writing one day.