In today's rapidly evolving technological landscape, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has emerged as a powerful force that holds immense potential to shape and transform various aspects of our lives. While some may approach AI with scepticism or fear, this article aims to shed light on how AI can empower us and enhance productivity.
That first paragraph was partially written using Open AI's ChatGPT. I made some edits so it would suit my needs for this article, but it helps me make my first point about how AI can assist us to be more productive. The title of this article has also been generated using ChatGPT.
Using AI to generate a title for this article saves me a lot of time brainstorming ideas because I can generate names until something comes up that I like. I was lucky in this scenario and got the name on my second attempt.
Traditional search engines are powerful tools for finding information on the Internet. I have found that using ChatGPT as a form of a search engine is incredibly valuable.
Recently when I was looking around for a WordPress replacement I used ChatGPT to quickly give me alternatives and it even went as far as to give me information about each software's use case and ease of use. This is how I eventually settled on using Ghost.
Another use of AI that I am particularly interested in is the use of AI for generating voice, such as getting an AI to read out a paragraph for me in a voice of my choosing. We already have tools such as "text to speech" for this scenario but my use case is a bit more in-depth than that.
I am dyslexic and as such can sometimes struggle to read. I love writing and want to be able to do video essays around video games. However, doing so creates a problem where I struggle to read my scripts without needing to do many re-takes. This can hurt my productivity to the point where I stop writing the script and scrap the project.
To combat this, I have recently been recording random voice clips of myself to help an AI learn how I talk and sound. I will do a follow-up article about the results when I am happy with it as at the moment it's very much a work in progress.
My goal is to write my scripts and then get the AI to read them in my voice. I can then edit the clips into the final video essay I would want to make.
What are your opinions on the use of AI in assisting productivity? I know there are a lot of issues around AI, particularly art. I do not believe in using AI to copy someone else's work or style of work. Using AI to create music based on someone else's voice is also deeply worrying. Laws will need to catch up sooner rather than later, to set precedents on what is acceptable.
In the wrong hands, AI can be a tool for destruction. In the right hands, it is a powerful tool with endless potential.
I intend to do a follow-up in future around the voice AI and hopefully use it for a video essay on a yet undetermined subject.