WordPress bloggers were informed two days ago that we now have a way to use AI to assist our writing, thinking, etc. I suppose that means I could now let AI write a post for me about whatever topic I specify. Does that tempt me? Not in the least. Let me assure you that whatever you read here will be my own words — eloquent, accurate, thoughtful … or otherwise. If for any reason I resort to asking AI to write something for me, you will be so advised. I’m not about to pass off AI-generated text as my own.
The WordPress announcement began this way:
Imagine being able to quickly generate all types of content—headlines, entire posts, even translations—with the click of a button. Imagine significantly reducing your effort and time spent staring at a blank screen.
Say hello to Jetpack AI Assistant.
Nope. Not gonna do it. I’ll admit that having AI come up with a punchy, intriguing title is tempting. Titles are important and help get you here to read my fascinating ruminations. I rarely give titles the time they deserve, and even when I do, I struggle to come up with anything more than a label. There’s a reason why newspapers have — or used to have — people whose only job is to write great headlines. It’s an art.
So that’s it. That’s all. Just wanted to put that out there. For better or worse, what you read here will always be me. My words, my thoughts, my ideas. Isn’t that what a blog is supposed to be?