Using GPT-4 to write better articles
I’ve always wanted to write articles that would engage and inform people. However, there’s just one problem – I’m not a very good writer. Because of this, it has always been a challenge to put my thoughts into words and create content that anyone would enjoy reading. That feeling only worsens when I read articles so well written that I have to spend a moment reflecting on them. The same thing happens when I watch Blade Runner 2049 on the prototype OLED TV LG sent over from South Korea.
This is where AI tools, like GPT-4 (henceforth referred to as Gail), come into play. I started reflecting on how these advanced AI models could help me write articles with ease. Gail is an impressive tool that can generate human-like text and provide interesting perspectives on various topics. I couldn’t help but wonder if this was the answer to my writing woes.
In fact, the previous paragraph was written by Gail. Almost all of it. However, I’m treating it more as a co-writer—something to ask for suggestions and rewriting advice. I am very conscious of the fact that publishing AI-written content without labeling it as such can be harmful. Moreover, it can be kind of useless. If I want an LLM to answer my query, I will ask it myself.
So that’s where I’ve ended up with utilizing AI to help me write. I use Gail to provide writing suggestions and help with grammar. Specifically, comma rules are pretty difficult for me in my native language, Danish, and in English, I tend to press comma when it feels like it’s been a while. This is where Gail truly comes in handy, helping me place commas where they belong and explaining the reasoning as well.
Sometimes, I just can’t get a sentence right. This is another instance where Gail is very useful. It’s entirely capable of translating my malformed thoughts into well-written sentences.
On this topic, there’s something I’ve been wanting to express every time I see someone dismiss GPT-x because it can’t do math very well. The fact is, Gail and its predecessors (GPT-4 and 3.5) are far more impressive when used for language tasks such as: proofreading, translating languages or tones, determining tone, writing poems in the style of X, and much more. Yes, I know the goal is to build an Artificial General Intelligence, and it will have to know math for that to be the case. Still, give it a chance.
To conclude, AI models like Gail help me write better articles by assisting me in expressing myself and proofreading my work—for now. I have plans to also use it for summarizing my articles into bullet-point form. Alright, take care now, everyone 🙂