Apr 04 2024

Why I’m letting my readers know which posts used generative AI

This post was created with the assistance of ChatGPT 3.5.

If you’ve read my other posts, you may have noticed that I add a little blurb at the beginning letting readers know if in writing and producing the post I used generative AI or not.

In today’s digital landscape, the use of generative AI tools to create content is becoming increasingly prevalent. As a writer, I’ve grappled with the ethical implications of using AI to assist me. Don’t get me wrong, I think we all should be using AI. There’s absolutely no shame in it! With the advances in technology and awesome companies like OpenAI making their models accessible to all, I believe AI unlocks even more from humans and the use of it in our daily lives should be promoted and not something to be ashamed of. I believe these tools offer efficiency and creativity for us all.

I also believe we should be transparent about using them.

That’s why I’ve made the decision to be upfront with my readers about which posts were generated with the assistance of AI and which were not.

By openly disclosing when AI has been involved in content creation, I’m ensuring my readers know that I value their trust and am committed to maintaining the integrity of my work. It allows them to make informed decisions about the content they consume. I also hope that by doing so, I’m participating in the ongoing dialogue about the responsible use of technology in content creation.

A teacher at heart, I also see this as an educational opportunity. Acknowledging AI’s role in content creation provides an opportunity for readers to understand how these tools work and their potential impact on various industries, including journalism, marketing, and entertainment.

Finally, while AI can assist in generating content, it’s not flawless. By indicating when AI was used, I’m also acknowledging that human oversight and editing are still essential for ensuring quality. This distinction reassures readers that while AI may aid in the process, human creativity and expertise remain invaluable.

How do you feel about it?