Yesterday I “wrote” a post describing what ChatGPT is. The reason wrote is in quotes is because, in reality, I only wrote the first three sentences. The rest was written by ChatGPT. It was a little experiment. I’m curious how many people who read that post knew that it wasn’t me. My input was, “Write a blog post about ChatGPT.” Then, I copied and pasted its response.
I really hope people realized that it wasn’t me who wrote it. Its style is completely different than mine. If you can call that a style. It was dry and impersonal. There was no attempt at humor. It felt like ad copy. It didn’t start a single sentence with a conjunction. I’d be kinda insulted if people thought it was me.
But no one mentioned anything about the writing being different. No one checked in to see if I was OK. So, maybe ChatGPT is better than I thought. Maybe it did pass as my writing. What do you guys say? Is there still room for real people’s writing?