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The awesome co-hosts for the October 4 posting of the IWSG are Natalie Aguirre, Kim Lajevardi, Debs Carey, Gwen Gardner, Patricia Josephine, and Rebecca Douglass!
Every month, we announce a question that members can answer in their IWSG post. These questions may prompt you to share advice, insight, a personal experience or story. Include your answer to the question in your IWSG post or let it inspire your post if you are struggling with something to say.
Remember, the question is optional!
October 4 question: 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?
Assist me? Oh. You mean write my jumbled paragraph of a rough draft of a rough draft into some cohesive story so I can clam I wrote it when really the robot did it? Sure. Sounds good. Get to it robot. What? You're already done? Darn. I guess you better get to the fifty more I have waiting to be done.
Assist is just a term used by the rich turds so that they can get away with using it. Eventually they are going to use it to take over most writing and save money for things like TV and movies and such. They'll have one writer take a pass at the end result maybe and that will be it. It has been that way with every invention ever created. Comes in. Makes the job of 20 down to 2. Company saves. Turds get richer. Rinse and repeat.
As for novels and such. Bye bye ghost writers. And some 4 million books were released last year. Wait until every eejit with a big toe that has an idea from a flea on their dog gets a hold of it. Then they'll be an author thanks to the robot and 400,000,000 books will be released a year.
It will be what it will be. But between now and Skynet there will be plenty of "fun" to be had.
Thoughts on AI in writing? Think I'm wrong? Give it twenty years and then we'll see. As long as Skynet doesn't get us by then.
Happy IWSG Day!
(Psst. This may have been written by a robot pretending to be a human or a human pretending to be a robot. Or a robot that is a robot or a human that is a human. Or maybe just an alien who looks like a human that pretends it is a robot. Or maybe just a little sometimes rhyming a..)