Help me write a blog post on AI technology…
Just by popping the above sentence into Chat GPT, it will spit out over 250 words within a matter of seconds.
“Absolutely, writing a blog post about AI technology can cover a wide array of topics. Here's a sample outline to get you started…”
These AI bots are so eager to help, from our virtual assistants (“Hey Google, show me a recipe for chocolate fudge cake”) to the autonomous vehicles driving us to our next marketing meeting. An intriguing world that’s developing extremely quickly.
The Development of AI
There’s a reason AI is being so heavily invested in, it has lots of benefits including fast decision making, 24/7 availability and the removal of human error. For businesses, one of the greatest benefits is the automation of routine monotonous tasks that AI can breeze through, such as:
- data entry
- spam filters
- invoice generation
This frees up employee time to focus on tasks which require human abilities.
“The development of AI is as fundamental as the creation of the microprocessor, the personal computer, the Internet and the mobile phone.”
– Bill Gates
Although artificial intelligence technologies have been around for quite some time, they’ve only recently become so accessible to everyone. This is down to the fact that until very recently, we haven’t been able to interact with AI in a conversational manner and receive human-like responses.
Drawbacks of using AI for business
Of course there are negatives, including but not limited to:
- job displacement
- concerns around privacy and security risks from hacking
- lack of contextual understanding*
*For example, if one of the new Amazon robots encounters something on its route that it is not programmed to respond to, it will likely sit there stationary, waiting for the situation to resolve itself. If this was a human delivery driver, they would be able to respond using their own judgement and deal with the issue swiftly.
AI also can’t write in a way a human would, so if you were to use AI to write content or a blog on your business page, you wouldn’t recognise your own style in the writing. This poses a huge threat to brand individuality and would provide a piece of work that’s both unoriginal and unvaluable to your target audience and customers. Branding is a unique key attribute to any business, and AI has a long way to go before it could become useable in this fashion.
In summary, AI is here to stay and it definitely has its uses however business owners should be cautious on its application.