Are AI’s the Future Of Freelance Writing?

AI’s (short for artificial intelligence) are all the rage these days. We interact with them daily. We ask Alexa for our favorite song, we talk to Siri about finding us a restaurant, and we let Google tell us how many ounces are in a liter. 

In fact, between our smartphones and smart homes, AI has seeped into our lives so much that it’s hard to remember a time when they weren’t around. But what exactly is an AI? Let’s start there:

AI’s Are Machines That Learn

AI, or artificial intelligence, is a machine that learns. They are getting better at learning all the time, but they still aren’t as good as humans yet.

For example, take a look at this picture of a standard AI program:

It’s very simple and doesn’t look like it would be able to do much work. But it can learn by itself! If you give it enough examples of what you want to be written (like the example above), it will learn how to write on its own. 

This means that one day your AI might not need any direction from you about what kind of article or blog post you want for your website or blog! That sounds pretty cool in theory but also kind of scary since we’re so used to being in control when we write things ourselves…

It’s Hard To Tell The Difference If You Don’t Know What To Look For

It’s hard to tell the difference between a human-written piece and one written by an AI, especially if you’re not familiar with the language used in freelancing. 

The best way to tell is by looking at the source of your content if it’s from a website that lists itself as having “AI-written content,” then it’s likely been done by an actual computer program. 

A bonus is that some websites will even let you know how long their AI takes to write their articles, so you can get an idea of how quickly they produce content (even though this number doesn’t necessarily reflect on quality).

You’ll also want to look out for keywords like “automated” or “machine learning” when searching for articles on any freelance writing site; 

These will usually indicate whether or not what you’re reading was composed by a human being instead of one of those fancy computers we keep hearing about these days!

If all else fails, just ask yourself: does this sound like something I would say? If yes then great job! You’ve found another interesting article written by our in-house software suite. If no–then maybe give us another try sometime soon…

Some AI’s Can Pass The Turing Test, Where A Machine Must Convince A Human Being It Is Human Too

A Turing test is a type of experiment in which a human and computer are challenged to determine each other’s true identity. The machine must convince the tester that it is also human, while the tester attempts to distinguish between the machine and an actual person.

If you’re wondering if there have been any successes in this regard, then yes: some AI’s have passed the Turing test! For example, IBM’s Watson (an “AI” computer system) was able to pass as a human during its 2011 match against two prominent Jeopardy contestants.

They Are Becoming More And More Advanced All The Time

While AI’s may not be able to write like a human yet, they are becoming more and more advanced all the time. While it was once believed that AI would never be able to mimic human behavior in any way, researchers have found ways of teaching them how to do so. 

This can be seen in their ability to learn English as a second language alongside native speakers and even create their language out of nothing at all!

In addition, there is also an increasing amount of research on using artificial intelligence in fields such as medicine and law enforcement a testament that AI will continue expanding into new domains where it will likely prove indispensable.

They Can Write Clickbait Articles Like You Wouldn’t Believe

Let’s be honest here: clickbait articles are a dime a dozen in the freelance writing world.

As you know, they’re not exactly high-quality work. But what if AI could write clickbait articles that were indistinguishable from human-written click bait articles?

And what if AI could also make better clickbait than humans? Well, then we’d all have to take another look at our careers in freelancing writing.

The truth is that AI can do this. They can write clickbait articles like you wouldn’t believe! And no one will know that they weren’t written by a human writer because they’ll look just like the stuff we’re used to seeing on Buzzfeed and Cracked and Upworthy the list goes on forever.

People In Fields Like Journalism, For Example, May Find Themselves Replaced By AI’s Someday

In the same way that AI’s can be used to write articles, they may someday replace journalists. For example, a journalist who is tasked with writing an article about a new development in the technology industry could have an AI write it in their place. 

The journalist would then go through the piece and edit it before publishing it on their blog or another medium.

But while this might seem like a good idea at first glance (it would save time), the problem is that AI’s cannot think creatively or abstractly which means they aren’t able to come up with original ideas or understand complex subjects well enough to write about them effectively.

AI’s Have Been Used To Write Sports And Weather Reports, Stock Market Reports, And Obituaries

AI’s have been used to write sports and weather reports, stock market reports, and obituaries. They can be used in place of human writers for content that does not require any kind of emotion or personality. 

For example, if you are creating a website for your local church, an AI can write the content on your website without needing any human interaction.

Not Only Does This Save You Time But It Also Allows You To Scale Up Your Business Without Adding More Staff Or Freelancers 

These days it’s becoming more common for companies like Google and Facebook to use machine learning algorithms that allow computers to parse data from the web (such as news articles) and then write their own stories based on what they’ve found there

Freelance writers may be surprised to discover that they are already losing work to AI – a company called Narrative Science is already selling AI-written content right now.

One company, Narrative Science, has been selling AI-written content for years. They sell it to companies like Forbes and the Wall Street Journal, who use it in their sports and weather reports, stock market reports, and obituaries. 

This may come as a surprise to freelance writers who are unaware that AIs are already taking over their work.

There Are Still Some Limitations On What Ai’s Can Do Though

So, you might be wondering: Is AI the future of freelance writing? The short answer is yes. And the long answer is yes to a certain extent too.

AI’s can do many things that humans can’t, but they also have their limitations as well. For example, although AI’s can write poetry, they aren’t very good at it. 

Most people would argue that a machine couldn’t ever truly create a poem as good as one written by an actual human being with feeling and emotion behind their words. 

Even though AI’s may get better at writing poetry over time (which makes sense), they will likely never be able to replace poets for the same reason that no computer could replace artists like Picasso or Monet. 

It just wouldn’t have those special qualities needed for creating artworks that resonate with people on such an emotional level!

The same applies when analyzing journalism articles written by humans versus those written by machines. 

They both have their strengths and weaknesses when it comes down to quality content production which means there will always be room in this industry for both types of writers/content creators depending on what type users need most often.”

Freelance Writers Who Offer Services That Require Creativity Or Abstract Thinking May Be Less Likely To Lose Business

The services that writers offer can be divided into four different types:

Those that require creativity or abstract thinking. Examples include novel writing, website copywriting, and graphic design. Writers who offer these types of services may be less likely to lose business and more easily able to set their prices if they are able to specialize in a particular niche.

Those that involve data gathering and analysis, such as market research reports or business plans. These are also not easily automated at present because they require human intervention; 

However, as artificial intelligence becomes more sophisticated over time automation may become widespread in this field too particularly as AI advances become more affordable (it currently requires significant investment).

The Future Of AI Is Exciting But Also Terrifying!

The good news is that AI can do a lot of things humans don’t want to do, like write clickbait articles, and sports and weather reports. 

With all the pressure on journalists to churn out stories day in and day out, it’s great that there are now machines who can take over the less creative bits of an article so that journalists can focus on the more important stuff like interviews with celebrities or hot takes about politics.

However, this doesn’t mean your job will be safe forever; eventually, AI may be able to replicate everything you do as a writer! 

And while some might argue that this would make writing easier because computers don’t get tired or bored easily (like humans), others worry about what will happen if all human writers lose their jobs due to automation technology? 

What happens when robots start writing their books?


We’re not saying that you should be worried, but we are saying that the AI takeover is coming. The truth is, we might not be able to stop it. 

But the good news is we can prepare for it. So take some time to figure out what you can do now before these AI’s start replacing us all in our jobs.

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