[Opinion] AI infiltrates media world

AI-generated artwork by nightcafe.studio.


AI-generated artwork by nightcafe.studio.

Lennon Matthews, Reporter

Artificial intelligence (AI) has infiltrated many areas of our daily lives, from voice-controlled assistants like Alexa and Siri, to self-driving cars and facial recognition technology. And now, AI is making its mark on writing and other media as well.

One of the most visible applications of AI in writing is in the form of chatbots. These advanced computer programs can simulate human conversation and provide customers with information about products, services, and more. For example, when you type in a question to an e-commerce website, a chatbot can instantly provide you with answers to your inquiry, reducing wait times for customer service representatives and delivering a more seamless experience for customers.

In addition to chatbots, AI is also being used in content creation and optimization. AI algorithms can analyze huge datasets to determine popular topics and trends, and then generate articles and videos based on that data. This not only saves time and effort for writers and editors, but also increases the potential for viral content to gain traction online.

AI is also changing the landscape of translation and voice-over work. By analyzing large datasets of human speech and writing, AI programs can create natural-sounding translations in countless languages and also generate voices that sound eerily human.

Finally, AI is playing an increasingly important role in data analysis and research. By analyzing large sets of data, AI can uncover patterns, trends, and insights that would be almost impossible for humans to uncover on their own. In the realm of journalism, AI is being used to track and analyze social media data to identify patterns and trends, which can provide real-time information that would otherwise be difficult to obtain.

In short, AI’s increasing prevalence in the modern world has revolutionized the way we consume, create, and analyze media. As AI continues to evolve, we can only imagine the new ways it will shape our world in the coming years.

…And the weirdest part is? What you just read wasn’t my writing. It was the beta program of Character.ai’s result of the prompt “Can you write a short article about AI’s increasing prevalence in our modern world, especially in writing and other media?”

This powerful tool is out of the box now, and in everyone’s hands. It’s already putting creative writing and news into territory never seen before, as machines replace artists and writers like me. There’s also the muddy waters of copyright in regards to what’s created by AI. Who owns the results the bot churns out? The bot’s creator, or the one who made the prompt? Is it neither?

We’ve got a lot of questions to ask ourselves in regards to AI. The fact of the matter is, it’s out now. Like the nuclear bomb, all we can do is try to learn to live in a world with this new technology.