Exciting but terrifying at the same time, the advancement in the technology of the chatbot is hitting the headlines. However, reviews and reports about the new and competing innovations ChatGPT and Bard have been somewhat sceptical.
Who is in the game: This is an intensely competitive race to the finish for the big players, Microsoft and Google.
What it is all about: ChatGPT by Microsoft and Bard by Google are being described as an experimental conversational AI service which automatically pull together information from the web in order to answer questions asked by the user. In other words, a chatbot on steroids!
This is what we think: Whilst this technology may be beneficial for basic everyday tasks, for example, writing a recipe, initial research for a project – essentially the kind of questions you might ask Siri or Alexa – you must still be extra careful. Although it poses as an incredibly intelligent and time saving tool, it is also inaccurate, and frankly … a bit of a cheat!
What the technology is missing altogether are the fundamentals that make compelling, effective, engaging, relatable, accurate copywriting … we could keep going.
Strategic copywriting – from a human – is focused on purpose and uses emotion to engage with readers. AI will miss this, as well as the fun, creative touch that is only achieved through working in collaboration with clients – to capture the ‘hidden nuggets’ that make them stand out from the crowd and develop a tone of voice to give their brand personality.
We don’t think you’ll be getting this level of emotion out of a robot. So, would you really trust it to write serious pieces of work – reports, speeches, stories, books or marketing materials?
And let’s also be aware that AI is not 100% accurate, as has been identified by recent findings:
- Google shares plunge after its new ChatGPT AI competitor gives wrong answer to question
- AI search engines can now chat with us, but glitches abound
It’s clear, there is a long way to go in the tests and trials of this new technology, but the fact of the matter is that there is no beating the human touch that comes with human copywriting.