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Dear Copywriter, is AI about to eat your lunch?

It is a common belief that with the advent of AI and large language models like GPT-3, many human jobs will become obsolete.

It’s certainly possible that AI and ChatGPT, or other large language models, could replace some copywriters in the field of marketing. However, it’s important to consider the limitations of these technologies, as well as the unique qualities that human copywriters bring to the table.

First, let’s define what we mean by AI and ChatGPT. AI, or artificial intelligence, is a broad term that refers to the ability of a machine or computer program to perform tasks that typically require human intelligence, such as visual perception, speech recognition, decision-making, and language translation. ChatGPT, on the other hand, is a specific type of AI model known as a language model. These models are trained on large amounts of text data, and are able to generate human-like text by predicting the next word in a sequence based on the words that came before it.

In the field of marketing, AI and ChatGPT could potentially be used to generate copy for advertisements, social media posts, and other marketing materials. This could save time and resources for companies, as they would no longer need to hire human copywriters to create this content. Additionally, ChatGPT and other language models have the ability to generate a large amount of text quickly and inexpensively, which could be useful for testing different versions of advertisements or other marketing materials.

Now, let’s consider the potential impact of AI and GPT-3 on the job market for copywriters. On the one hand, there is no doubt that these technologies have the potential to automate many tasks that are currently performed by human copywriters. For example, AI-powered tools can analyse large amounts of data and generate personalized copy that is tailored to a specific audience. These tools can also identify common patterns and trends in consumer behaviour, which can help marketers create more effective campaigns.

Moreover, GPT-3 and other large language models have the ability to generate human-like text that is indistinguishable from text written by a human. This means that in theory, these technologies could be used to automatically generate marketing copy that is as good as, if not better than, the copy produced by human copywriters.

However, there are also several limitations to using AI and ChatGPT for copywriting in marketing. For one, these models are not capable of original thought or creativity. While they can generate text that is human-like in its structure and grammar, it is unlikely that they will be able to come up with truly innovative or unique ideas. Additionally, AI and ChatGPT do not have the ability to understand context or the nuances of human language, which are important factors in crafting effective marketing copy.


PLEASE NOTE: This article was auto generated from the question, will AI replace copywriters in marketing. The header image was generated by AI with the same question and the video was constructed automatically from text written by the AI. Even the voice on the video, although it sounds like me, was generated by a machine after some simple training. In all this post, image and video took about 20 mins to produce. It’s not perfect, but it’s an example of what’s possible today.