IWSG for October, 2023: Artificial Intelligence
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is “the ability of a digital computer or computer-controlled robot to perform tasks commonly associated with intelligent beings.” (Source: Britannica.com) How will this affect writers?
The IWSG is the creation of Alex J. Cavanaugh, who writes awesome science fiction. You can find his books here. He started the IWSG, “To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!” The IWSG’s website offers resources and a support group. Join the blog hop the first Wednesday of each month here! This month’s awesome co-hosts are Natalie Aguirre, Kim Lajevardi, Debs Carey, Gwen Gardner, Patricia Josephine, and Rebecca Douglass!
An optional question: The topic of AI writing has been heavily debated across the world. According to various sources, generative AI will assist writers, not replace them. What are your thoughts?
Honestly, I haven’t given AI much thought, but I should. Like all technology, it is only as excellent as those who create it and feed it the information it needs to function. I'm certain that AI could be handy, but artificial intelligence in the hands of evil people could wreak havoc in the world.
People might be wondering if AI will go too far and takeover...everything. Can it replace a writer's skill and talent. It's possible.
What are your feelings on AI? Will AI replace writers?
For your reading pleasure: Forbes wrote this article in June: The 15 Biggest Risks Of Artificial Intelligence by Bernard Marr