The conventional wisdom within many companies is that given a choice between hiring someone who’s already “good” at certain tasks or finding someone with the knowledge and skill to learn a new task, companies will always choose the latter. And in many cases, they are right.
But this conventional wisdom has a dark side, too. It encourages companies to devalue the very things that make us human: our growth, learning and innovation.
In many cases, this hollowing out of human capital is a direct result of the so-called “skills gap.” This is the belief that there’s simply too much work to be done in an increasingly automated world, and that skilled workers are needed to fill some of those positions. This is true; the skills gap does exist.
The skills gap has been identified as a “conventional wisdom” myth.
Introduction: What is an AI Writing Assistant and How Does it Actually Work?
An Artificial Intelligence Writing Assistant (AIWA) is a machine learning system that has been trained to assist a human writer in developing the flow and organization of their article. An AIWA makes suggestions for what to write next by analyzing the data from prior sentences. This process is similar to a human editor who reads your first draft and writes comments on what you’ve written. But instead of a human editor analyzing the text, an AIWA analyzes the text in advance and then makes suggestions for what to write next. The AIWA is held back by some of the same issues a human editor would. In order to be fair, an AI editor needs to read past the first paragraph and the first 100–200 words of the article. In order to simulate this, an AIWA is trained on multiple articles in advance. This can take weeks or months depending on the size of a given article and how many articles are being analyzed.
AI Writing Assistants are also known as:
AI Writing Specialists (AIS)
Machine Learning Editors (MLE)
Algorithmic Editors (AE)
How AI Writing Tools can Help with 5 Amazing Use Cases
A human writer can get stuck on one piece of information in an article. Then the writer can get stuck trying to figure out how to connect that piece of information to another piece of information in the article. They might end up writing and rewriting the two pieces of information again and again; or in the worst case, the human writer might give up and leave it out of the article. AI writing tools can help mitigate these problems because AI writing tools know how to connect pieces of information to one another. This article list five amazing use cases for how AI writing tools can help with this issue.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming more sophisticated every day, and this phenomenon extends beyond computer systems and into language-based systems as well. There are so many diverse applications of AI in our daily lives, from search engines to self-driving cars, that it’s hard to keep track of them.
AI Writing Assistant for Content Producers – Where the Pros Don’t Follow The Rules
It is common for content producers at tech companies to have to write about a particular product or technology for their site. This often means that the content you end up with is pretty much what the company wants you to write about. With your time being limited and a large number of products and technologies to write about, you might end up writing a lot of articles which are pretty much the same (e.g. so many articles that you could eventually just write an AIWA to automate this process). This is where ContentSparq comes in and does this automatically for you. However, you still have to make sure that your AIWA follows the rules of what a good Content Producers writing assistant should be (I am tempted to write an article about how to do that but I don’t want any of my competitors to copy our business model).
As mentioned, your time is limited when it comes to writing articles. Many content producers at tech companies will use this fact to their advantage by using AIWA to write articles of a high standard. This is where I come in:
How to Choose Which AI Writer Fits Your Content Generation needs?
It is clear that AIWA can help content producers at tech companies write articles that are more relevant to their audience. But which particular AIWA to choose? AIWA is a complex technology which has a number of different options to choose from. The key feature you should be looking for is an AI which outperforms human writers.
You can see that different AIs have different strengths and weaknesses in the table below:
(Click to see actual comparison vs human writers)
If you are writing short-form content (tweet, blog post), then you will want a fast and simple AI that writes good content. Wysa performs admirably in this category.
If your content is longer and will be published on an article-level, you will want a deep-learning AI that can generate great content. Most writers are not fast enough to produce articles of this level, so you should use Aigo.