ChatGPT and other AI-writing tools are fantastic, but they still have a type of feel about them. While they mix in some filler words and sentences, it’s pretty easy to tell that they were AI-generated, because they mostly share lists of facts.
Is that how you talk?
Some people do. In a recent episode of the Cortex podcast, the hosts talked about this a bit, and shared about some people they know that talk similarly to ChatGPT — and it wasn’t a compliment.
I mentioned last week their thoughts about some people being so connected that they never leave time to develop their own thoughts, and the ChatGPT-like output is a sign of that.
There are likely many examples of this in your life, but the most common are people that watch the news all day long and simple spit back out what they hear. Similar to ChatGPT, these people aren’t sharing their ideas and insights, but simply regurgitating what they’ve heard others say. Taking the time to sit back and form their own opinions and insights would likely be much more valuable to all parties. As I shared yesterday, this blog is largely a place for me to figure out what I’m thinking.
Like those that spend a lot of time on social media, if you spend a lot of time watching the news that’s not a bad thing. Being informed is critical, and the degree to which it should be done is a matter of opinion. My urging is simply to take some time off from everything else to develop your own thoughts about what those inputs really mean to you, as those personal insights will be much more valuable and powerful to those you share them with.