Ignoring the existence of A.I. is becoming more and more difficult.

Let’s see if we can turn it to our advantage instead of being changed by it.

I’ve found a use case for writing scripts. It’s just that it’s “off-label”. The technology is ground-breaking, at least used in this way, because it can make connections no search engine could ever make.

I hope you get a chance to see this before it’s taken down.

Kidding. Maybe.

    16 replies to "How I’m Using Artificial Intelligence"

    • Joshua Popenoe

      Hey Steve, glad you got a chance to use your acting chops. I agree with you completely. AI is going to increase the volume of derivative lifeless promotional noise exponentially….. Let’s believe that our unique, individual, human voices shine through all the more brightly. Josh

      • Steven Washer

        Agreed! Even if Stevie doesn’t. 😉

    • Jim

      Just outstanding, Steven! I’ve used the GPT on a few tests, then ran the results through CopyScape, as-is. All received failing grades in the Plagiarism category. I see some uses for idea generating, then re-writing in my own voice. Another great video! Thank you. jp

      • Steven Washer

        Thanks, Jim! Good idea running it through a “fact-checker” as well!

    • Jay Creighton

      Hello Steve:
      Thank you for another great video with an inspiring message. Because I’m well into the life of a FCP X editor, I also focused the smooth way you turned around and became Stevie. I wondered how you did that so seamlessly in post-production.

      But I wholeheartedly agree with your premise: AI can never replace the uniqueness of each of us. This is a primary reason I think, as Jim P. wrote above, that, while AI will be a very good assistant to me, it could never replace me, the “ME” I am. Now, in the big picture, the “ME” I am might not be that important to many others but in the smaller picture–the one in my mind, the “ME” I am is very important to the “ME” I will be as a visible authority. Thank you again, sir, for your inspiring message. Jay Creighton

      • Steven Washer

        Jay, I would only disagree with one thing you said: you are not the small factor in this picture. The real YOU who shows up is the most powerful factor of all. Thankfully, you and your signal can never be replicated.

    • Kenny Briggs

      Excellent video Steve. Your points hit it right on the head.

    • Ronald Ross

      I doubt that artificial intelligence will ever be able to replace human authenticity and ageless wisdom.

      • Steven Washer

        Agreed, though the programmers will keep trying!

    • Gregory Ricca

      Everything you do is absolutely Golden!!!

      • Steven Washer

        Very kind, and I wish that was true.

    • Peter Gales

      “The reason AI is not a threat to anyone with something to say is that AI has nothing to say.” Steven Washer

      Goddammit! You’re good YOOUU!!!

      • Steven Washer

        Or, I guess, nothing to feel as strongly about. 🙂

    • Peter Gales

      One thing though. AI does more than repeat what someone else has said. It’s routinely creating original content some of it quite good. And as for not nailing Robbins vs. your voice. Check back next year, or the year after. The more distinctive your voice and style, the more likely AI will be able to fake it so well that your reader won’t know it’s not you. In the end, I am pretty concerned about this, but for now, it is primarily a super research assistant—the first of many professions to go extinct.

      • Steven Washer

        That is a good point. Distinctiveness in voice seems as though it would make a difference, but as in the Robbins example, it doesn’t. It had him jumping up and down and it had me sitting on a sofa, but the same dull concepts were being explained.

        It doesn’t do creativity because it lacks the capacity to put two completely different ideas together and make them coherent. And even a deep fake face will betray itself at some point. I think we’re good for now.

        Now the research thing is a real time-saver, with one proviso. Sometimes it’s facts are just plain wrong or at least highly prejudicial.

        But if you catch it, it will back off, though you have to know your facts. That’s where a research assistant with a dedication to the truth might be able to win more clients.

      • Steven Washer

        I just asked ChatGPT to write a sonnet about Visible Authority.

        Upon the web doth Visible Authority reign,
        A platform where expertise takes the lead,
        A hub where knowledge doth never wane,
        And truth is shared with every user’s need.

        Its pages teem with facts and figures bright,
        And insights culled from experts far and wide,
        A treasure trove of information’s might,
        Where seekers find what they need to decide.

        With every search, the user doth delight,
        In finding wisdom free of spin or bias,
        And knowledge that doth shine like day or night,
        With clarity and depth that never dies.

        O Visible Authority, we sing thy praise,
        As knowledge’s beacon in these digital days.

        This is why we have nothing to worry about! 🙂

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