Two weeks ago I asked ChatGPT to “Analyze the text below for style, voice, and tone” for one of my columns on global market liquidity: “The ‘silent killer’ crisis.”
This was the response. “Style: The style of the text is informative, analytical, and persuasive. The author presents facts and statistics to support their arguments and uses metaphors and analogies to explain complex concepts. The writing is clear and straightforward, focusing on conveying facts and opinions concisely.”
“Voice: The voice of the author is authoritative and knowledgeable, as someone with expertise in financial matters, expressing opinions with confidence and using examples and statistics to support their points. The voice is objective, aiming to provide an objective analysis of the subject matter.”
“Tone: The tone of the text is serious and urgent. The author highlights the importance of liquidity in the financial system and emphasizes the potential consequences of its loss. The author discusses historical financial crises and their impact on economies. The tone is cautionary, emphasizing the need for attention and action.”
You can obviously see from that magnificently accurate analysis of my writing that the ChatGPT AI is not merely “Artificial Intelligence” but is in fact “Super Intelligence.” Or something.
I confess. I ran some articles from the local press through the ChatGPT washing machine.
From analyzing a story on the “lapses involving 990 kilos of shabu.” “The text appears to be written in a formal and journalistic style. It provides factual information and quotes from Senator Ronald dela Rosa. The author’s voice is detached and impersonal, presenting the information in a neutral manner. The author presents the information without showing bias or emotional involvement.”
On corporate developments at ABS-CBN. “The text is written in a formal and business-oriented style. It provides factual information about ABS-CBN’s plans to expand its content reach. The author’s voice is objective and professional, conveying the information in a straightforward manner. The author presents the information without expressing personal opinions or emotions.” So, what is all the uproar about ChatGPT and AI taking over the world?
A business friend that is an owner of a restaurant with 15 branches uses ChatGPT to prepare proposal letters as well as press releases and advertising copy. He also uses the AI to solve complicated—for him—formulas for menu price adjustments.
News reporters who write articles have expressed fears that they might lose jobs to ChatGPT-style AI. They are correct. It is inevitable just like the robots on the automobile assembly line. Feed in the facts and the AI will write the story with the same “factual information and a voice that is objective and professional without showing bias or emotional involvement.”
The basic AI in ChatGPT, for all its “sophistication and mystery,” is basically a pattern recognition detector. If you watched my YouTube video two weeks ago—“To Perceive Patterns Is To Understand”—I showed how pattern recognition is applied to stock market trading.
Nearly all human behavior, including language, follows predictable patterns. Dr. Bruce Abramson of Informationism Inc. wrote: “Increasingly sophisticated recording mechanisms provide AI systems with a growing body of past data in which to find patterns.”
This is the instruction for a person working on the automobile assembly line. “Your job is to fasten four bolts and nuts to affix the part to the chassis with a torque value of no less than XX pounds and no more than XX pounds” and we can tell a machine to perform that exact task.For journalists. “Write an article of the event using ‘The 5 Ws and one H’ of Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How without judgement, bias, or prejudice.” ChatGPT has a program, like that given to the assembly line robot, to recognize patterns that fulfill or that do not follow those instructions.
Remember. I am NOT a journalist replaceable by AI. I hope ChatGPT agrees.
On a personal note, this week I will be sharing a follow-up video to “The DDD Success Model” at youtube.com/@NoNonsenseJM. Thank you.
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