AI is making huge leaps forward every day.
Gone are the days of simplistic chatbots that could only echo what they were told without any semblance of context or interpretation.
Right now, there’s a free AI tool that can simulate realistic conversation, draft entire essays, compose poems, and even try its virtual hand at writing code.
In this post, we’re going to tell you about ChatGPT, an AI tool that’s going to completely change the way you write content for your company.
It’s called ChatGPT, we’ll show you how to use it to quickly write blogs, social media posts, and more.
A Free* and Powerful Chatbot Tool from OpenAI
ChatGPT is a tool developed by OpenAI. It uses natural language processing powered by GPT3 to create an extremely sophisticated chatbot. You can ask ChatGPT questions or give it prompts in plain language, and get stunningly realistic answers in return.
Right now, ChatGPT is totally free to use. Just go to the link in the description below to try it out and give it as many prompts as you’d like. It can be a little slow at times due to heavy traffic, but there are no strict limits on how much you can use the tool for now.
We don’t know when OpenAI will start charging for ChatGPT, but it’s extremely likely that they will at some point.
Given that it may not be freely available for much longer, we strongly encourage you to make an account and start exploring ChatGPT right away, before it’s locked behind some kind of a paywall.
Rapidly generate ideas and break writer’s block
One of the great things about using ChatGPT for writing content is that it can help to take some of the pressure off of coming up with ideas on your own.
If you're feeling stuck or uninspired, or if you’re just too busy to brainstorm a long list of ideas, ChatGPT can help spark your creativity and provide new concepts to explore.
For instance, you can give ChatGPT a prompt like: write me ten motivational tweets about productivity, and it will respond accordingly with ten short statements about productivity.
If you take a look at the results, you’ll see that they’re pretty well written messages.
Several examples caution readers against aiming for perfection, like #8: “Strive for progress, not perfections. Small wins add up to big success over time."
Others focus on more practical tips, like #4: "If you want to be productive, start by setting clear goals and breaking them down into manageable tasks."
If we leave these Tweets as they are, they’re maybe a little bland and vague, but they’re a great jumping off point.
We can just add a quick tip about using a task management app to #4’s recommendation about breaking up larger goals into smaller tasks, and it’s a solid post.
And ultimately, even if you reject a large part of ChatGPT’s output, it can be a valuable exercise to determine what you don’t want to write.
Diversify your content and your writing style
Of course, you shouldn’t just stop with one prompt. A key advantage of using ChatGPT is that it can help to diversify your content. By using ChatGPT to generate text, you can cover a wider range of topics, ideas, and styles, which can help to keep your audience engaged and send exactly the right message.
Earlier, we asked ChatGPT to give us ten motivational tweets about productivity. We can just swap out “motivational” for “funny”, and we get a few jokes about productivity formatted like Tweets.
Many of these center around the theme of trying to be productive, but ultimately struggling to get anything done, like #2: “Just spent an entire hour organizing my to-do list... and now I have no time to actually do any of the tasks on it #priorities"
#4 follows a similar pattern: “Tried using the Pomodoro Technique to increase my productivity, but all it did was make me really good at playing with a kitchen timer #fail"
Tweet #3 takes a slightly darker turn: "Productivity tip: if you want to get things done, just pretend the world is ending tomorrow and you have to save it #motivation"
Comedy writers probably don’t have much to fear from ChatGPT – yet – but these aren’t half bad.
If you’re struggling to come up with a few funny or silly comments to lighten up your company’s social media feed, this is a great way to get the ball rolling.
Write more content in less time
The output of ChatGPT isn’t perfect. We wouldn’t recommend blindly copying and pasting your content directly from the chatbot – especially if you’re asking it to write code.
Its linguistics model is highly advanced, but it can still spit out some awkward or incorrect sentences, and very frequently, it will be a little bland and straightforward.
Instead, think of it as a tool that you can use to speed up your writing process. Use ChatGPT to generate more ideas, more outlines, and more content overall in less time
Let the chatbot shoulder the burden of generating long lists of posts, or creating an outline, or just drafting a conclusion to a post that you’ve already nearly finished.
If you’ve ever written and edited content, you know how difficult it can be to write something and polish it all on your own.
ChatGPT gives you decent brainstorms and rough drafts to start from in a matter of seconds - as long as the servers aren’t overloaded by everyone playing with this awesome new toy.
With ChatGPT, you can spend less time writing line after line of copy, and more time editing for tone, for precision, and for style.
Ultimately, ChatGPT is like any other workflow automation tool that we work with at XRay. It’s not about replacing people; it’s about letting them do more with their time.
AI isTransforming the Workplace
The advances that we’re seeing these days in AI are extraordinary. No matter how you feel about AI, there’s no doubt that this tech is going to disrupt and transform the way that we all work.
Don’t just sit on the sidelines. Explore this amazing tech for yourself, and start using AI tools to do better work in less time.