"There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island." - Walt Disney

Wednesday, October 4, 2023


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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?

MY ANSWER - A lot of people are worrying about AI writing. If you'll remember, many worried electronic devices would replace physical copies, self-publishing would be the downfall of all publishers, etc. I think AI will cause changes, but not replace all writers. As we've seen from the writer's strikes already, many want laws put into place to prevent loss of jobs and identities. I believe society will grapple with this concept for quite a while.


Karen Baldwin said...

I agree with you. I was worried when e-books were becoming popular. I love how printed books smell. What do e-books smell like? Sweaty hands? I'm not a nerd but anyone else like the smell of books? Or pencils?

Natalie Aguirre said...

I so agree with you. I remember when we first got computers at the law office where I worked. The secretaries were threatened when I wanted to learn how to use one so I could draft my letters and pleadings on the computer rather than hand-write them. The computers never replaced them, and some of them still couldn't keep up with their work.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

As long as it's regulated, like those other changes, it can be a help.

kimlajevardi.com said...

I do believe we will be grappling with the issues generated by AI for a while.