5 Aspects Where AI Writing Tools Shine

You should know about this if you don’t want to get behind

Alberto Romero


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In a recent article, I explained why AI writing tools can’t ever replace the core values of human writing. This is the second part where I explore where this argument weakens and where these tools shine.

I see no reason to discard the use of these tools completely (I use Grammarly and I sometimes accept its word suggestions). What matters is choosing wisely when to let AI tools help and when to retain your invaluable essence. Virtue lies in moderation.

Now, let’s see 5 features that make AI writing tools worthwhile.

This article is a selection from The Algorithmic Bridge, an educational newsletter whose purpose is to bridge the gap between AI, algorithms, and people. It will help you understand the impact AI has in your life and develop the tools to better navigate the future.


Here’s an example of GPT-3’s writing abilities (there are many more across the internet):

Credit: OpenAI

Now, be honest with me, would you be able to tell this was written by a (2-year-old) AI tool if you encountered a similar excerpt on the internet?

People cherry-pick, true (this text above was the best GPT-3 managed to write by the time OpenAI published the paper). But the fact that AI — at its best — can generate seemingly human-written pieces is astonishing enough.

You may think you’re good at spotting AI-written text, but that’s a perceptual bias. You only know about what you know: You spot AI-written pieces that look AI-written, but what about those you don’t spot? And what about the upcoming superior language models, like GPT-4?

Berkeley alumnus Liam Porr was one of the first to illustrate this possibility with a…