What Everyone Needs to Know About AI Writing

ChatGPT is the latest development in artificial intelligence that blurs the line between art and aggregation, leading us perhaps further down a rabbit hole of post-modern misinformation and existential dread. 

The rate at which AI is developing, changing, and becoming a part of our daily lives is hard to keep up with, and that in and of itself is cause for some concern. The world is literally changing under our feet right now at a startling pace. 

If you aren't paying attention... it's time to start. As the saying goes, "First, they came for the social media avatars, and I did not speak out for I was not a social media avatar..."

Well, now AI is writing. There are many platforms doing it, but ChatGPT might be the one that's the most prominent today (blink, and this will change), but that begs the question... 

What Is ChatGPT?

I Bot ChatGPT is a dialogue-based chatbot that understands human language and generates detailed human-like responses as a written text. It's the latest in GPT, or Generative Pre-Trained Transformer. 

It's trained with "reinforcement learning," and it seems that it'll only get better at this with time, and with our inputs...


Don't be fooled into thinking ChatGPT is the only thing of its kind. AI writing is going to take over sooner rather than later. From SEO blog posts to tweets to news stories, we're going to see it (or not see it) filter into our lives in a myriad of ways. 

The potential for disseminating misinformation is massive. The rate at which algorithms will start to learn what type of writing people respond to is another factor we must consider. Right now it's funny... 





But how long will that last? In the meantime, I had a little convo with ChatGPT myself in prepping for this post. 

ChatGPT is here
Chat GPT is here
ChatGPT is here
Hmm. I dunno, HAL—I mean, "ChatGPT." Seems like you're doing exactly the things you say you can't do. 

Only time will tell what exactly happens with AI writing, and AI image creation, not to mention other AI tools that are taking our industry... and all industries... by storm. 

On the one hand, these will remain tools. We will wield them in new and potentially thrilling ways. Maybe the "hard parts" or the tedious work will be removed and some of the creative fun parts will be left more to humans. Maybe we'll all thrive... 

Or maybe the Elon Musks of the world (yes, he is a co-founder of ChatGPT) will simply have more access to us, to our time, and to our thinking.

It is reminiscent of the things Bo Burnham pointed out.



Are there exciting applications for this? Tes!

The possibilities, the way these tools can branch out and change how we are entertained, how we consume information... how we learn. It's thrilling and terrifying all at the same time. 

What do you think?     

Your Comment


First of all; who owns the rights of AI? Let's say you use an AI engine to write a screenplay. Then you sell it and turns into a successful movie. Then the company of the AI engine sends you a notice because suddenly they changed policy and you have to pay the rights...If you use Midjourney for example, they own all rights. So I'll never use it. Unless intellectual rights are not clearly regulated, abstain to use AI

December 7, 2022 at 4:37AM

Javier Diez

Some thoughts:
1 - Most "AI" today is automation. Period. Not AI. It does not learn beyond what it has been taught. This technology existed back in the '90s. Ask google, who kept trying to track down developers building fake websites in the 90s to drum up traffic to sell ad space.
2 - Robots will need to spend decades learning to understand the human experience in a way that their stories can stand out and resonate. Then there's the question of execution. Remember, a robot may be able to write someday, but they'll also need to understand production, etc. So don't freak out; keep writing and learning; you are far more advanced than any of these heaps of silicone and wires.
3 - Bo Burnham is correct. And the scary part is what happens when everything is automated. What will those companies do when all the spaces to grow are gone? And don't give me the "we'll have more time for the arts/humanities" when these companies' primary targets are the arts and humanities. Maybe we become hardcore philosophers and dreamers, but one thing is for sure, that transition from our current economy and commerce to a fully automated / robot-driven version will be painful because we all need a way to pay for our living standards and these companies need to keep making money.

December 7, 2022 at 11:22AM


Here is my thought on this and I read both articles about AI script writing on the No Film School post today. AI fits into a new way of doing business that has emerged over the last two decades or so. Many years ago business valued a long time employee for their loyalty to the company and the knowledge they gained through years of experience. But one day, big companies realized there was no way to make the huge profits they wanted by using fewer supplies, having employees "work smarter" and all the other BS they tried. They discovered the only way to make large profits was to drastically cut the workforce...yes, get rid of employees, people. It doesn't matter whether it's an insurance company, a bank, a manufacturer and now Hollywood, if you eliminate the people, you eliminate the biggest expense. Bo Burnham is both right and wrong. In the beginning there was no real malace but over time that has changed as the top end executives realized the more people they could get rid of, the bigger their bonuses would be and, honestly, we do have nastier and meaner people running things in our world today. I don't know how much a successful Hollywood writer can make but I suspect it's a good salary. So, yes, the companies and others who finance films are trying to eliminate writers and eventually directors, DP's, actors and as many others as they can because the more people they eliminate the more profit they make and even if a few minor executives lose jobs, so what...more savings. Sorry, over the past decade I have changed from an optimist to a pessimist.

December 8, 2022 at 7:46AM

Dave Stanton

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January 19, 2023 at 2:18AM, Edited January 19, 2:19AM