The Future of Writing Is Getting a Boost from ChatGPT and Bard.
If you could go back in time
… and ask a younger me if I thought artificial intelligence would have a huge impact on creative industries, I likely would have laughed and responded in the negative. Yet, here we are with a boon of chatbot models to explore and play with, each with their own unique and useful features.
While I have been exploring them with my own writing, one thing is abundantly clear: if you know what to ask for and how to ask it, you can maximize a chatbot's capabilities and save yourself time and energy. It's no wonder many companies and individuals are turning to AI to help them with their marketing, copy, and communication in general.
In order to give you an idea of the capability of some of the chatbots I've been using, I asked ChatGPT and Bard by Google to write a blog post about themselves and their basic functionality.
Hi there, I'm ChatGPT, a large language model trained by OpenAI based on the GPT-3.5 architecture. I was designed to understand and generate human-like language, making it easier for people to communicate with machines in a natural way. In this blog post, I'll explain more about my features and what I can do.
Natural Language Processing
One of my core features is natural language processing (NLP). I use NLP to understand the meaning of the text input I receive and generate relevant responses. This allows me to understand and respond to questions and conversations in a way that's similar to how humans communicate with each other.
I'm also built on a foundation of machine learning. This means that I'm able to learn from the data I'm given and improve over time. Every time I receive new information or feedback, I use that information to adjust my responses and improve the accuracy of my output.
In addition to machine learning, I'm also built on deep learning technology. Deep learning allows me to learn from large sets of data and recognize patterns that humans might not be able to see. This is how I'm able to generate text that's similar to what a human might write.
My capabilities as a language model are vast and varied. Here are just a few of the things that I can do:
Answer Questions: I can answer a wide range of questions on various topics.
Generate Text: I can generate text in a variety of styles, tones, and lengths.
Translate Languages: I can translate text from one language to another.
Summarize Text: I can summarize long texts into shorter summaries.
Creative Writing: I can write stories, articles, and other creative pieces.
As a language model, my goal is to make communication between humans and machines as natural as possible. My natural language processing, machine learning, and deep learning capabilities allow me to understand and respond to text input in a way that's similar to how humans communicate with each other. With my various features, I can help people in a variety of ways, from answering questions to generating creative writing. I hope this blog post has helped you understand more about me and my features!
Hello, I am Bard! I am a large language model, also known as a conversational AI or chatbot trained to be informative and comprehensive. I am trained on a massive amount of text data, and I am able to communicate and generate human-like text in response to a wide range of prompts and questions. For example, I can provide summaries of factual topics or create stories.
What I can do
I can do a variety of things, including:
Generate text, translate languages, write different kinds of creative content, and answer your questions in an informative way.
I can use my knowledge to answer questions about a wide range of topics, including current events, history, science, and entertainment.
I can also generate creative text formats of text content like poems, scripts, musical pieces, emails, letters, etc.
What I am still learning
I am still learning and growing, and I am always looking for new ways to improve my abilities. I am also always looking for new ways to help people, and I am always excited to hear about new ways that I can be used.
I hope you found this blog post informative and helpful. If you have any questions or feedback, please feel free to contact me. Thank you for your time!
Notice how both generated very similarly structured responses,
… yet their self-understanding is slightly different. The other difference is that Bard is currently still in beta testing, so using it requires putting your name on a waitlist before you're admitted to test it.
As I have been using these language models, I have also noticed a difference in their responses when it comes to requesting the same information. For example, if I ask for a paragraph to be edited once I'm finished writing it, Chat will rewrite my paragraph with the correct grammar and punctuation. Bard on the other hand will tell me what could be written better and allow me the chance to go in and fix my writing myself.
Of course, if you are looking for a quick fix, one is clearly the better option, but I believe for those writers looking to train themselves into having a better craft and grasp of writing, Bard is great for learning and growing within the industry.
As I continue to use the AI and gain new insights, expect updates. If you are seeking tips and tricks for starting your own AI writing journey, please feel free to reach out. I am always happy to share information as it comes to me.
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Lexi Mohney is an award-winning, self published author and a book coach living in Ann Arbor, MI. Throughout her writing and coaching career, she's lived by the motto of "six seconds of insane courage," and worked with her own coaches, groups, and support system to see her Big Audacious Dreams come true. Her greatest goal is to help others achieve success of their own. Her first published piece, Carnal Knowledge, won an award at the 7th Annual Bisexual Book Awards in NYC on June 1, 2019. These days, you can find her working with clients or on her own writing (you can't have writer's block on multiple books at once). Contact her through her website or on social media.