AI or HI? (Artificial Intelligence or Human Intelligence)
By now we’ve all heard about AI and its growth in all aspects of our lives.
Chatbots have the ability to retrieve and repackage information at speeds that are well beyond normal human capabilities, and digital assistance apps are set to revolutionise productivity in many workplaces and change the tech landscape.
One of those apps, ChatGPT, is making writing much easier for the general population by assisting with tasks like composing daily emails up to higher-level tasks like composing essays. Some experts warn these tools are far from perfect. Although chatbots seem to answer any question confidently, they aren’t always correct and sometimes don’t include basic facts.
Which leads to the question: what are the implications of AI apps for editing and proofreading?
Research shows that AI tools are great for identifying potential issues. Human editors though have vastly superior capacities for making relevant style changes and explaining why they were necessary. Apps like Chat GPT can detect technical errors and inconsistencies, however, they can also tend to standardise the English language.
The human touch is needed to retain language diversity, tone, and style nuances and to avoid potentially embarrassing mistakes.
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