Could you use one?
The holidays are upon us and we get busier.
Wouldn’t writing robots be welcome help during these busy times?
The robots could do the writing while you stuff your turkey. Your turkey would get stuffed and you’d make your editorial calendar.
“You enjoy the writing and would miss the activity,” you say?
Perhaps, then, writing robots could help you optimize your posts for search engines and suggest the best internal links for you to use.
It’s true! Content bots do exist.
This post introduces you to one of the writing robots named Articoolo.
After reading this article, you’ll be able to ask Articoolo to generate your blog post content for you.
“Too good to be true?” you say.
It gets better: Articoolo will generate a 500-word blog post for you and optimize your post for search engines for absolutely free.
You only pay him if you like the job he does.
So the big question is “Will Articoolo and other writing robots replace bloggers one day?” Make sure you read to the end.
Everything Bloggers Need to Know About AI Content Bots
Unless you’ve been hiding out in the computer room since 2017, you’ve probably heard about content bots. And if you’re like most writers, you might be curious about how they could affect you. After all, we have all heard all about the vast potential of these bots. We’ve even seen them employed in some fields already. So, what is this software and how will it change the writing industry as we know it?
What is an AI content bot?
A bot is a piece of software designed to perform a specific task in response to a stimulus. For example, there are bots programmed to order a pizza for you, give medical advice, play a game of Texas Hold ‘em with you and even act as companion or friend over various messaging services. Whereas 10 years ago, we required a human on the other end to perform these tasks, we now can rely on bots to do part of the work.
An AI content bot is an extension built to do the job of anyone who produces content. That could be bloggers, content creators, article writers, social media masters, journalists or even weather people. Specifically, the bot programs write, produce, and upload simple content, taking many mundane tasks out of the hands of writers.
Want to see an example of AI-generated content? Check out a demonstration and review of this software by web publisher Glenn D. Bearsky.
It’s critical to remember that bots aren’t necessarily built to replace writers. They’re built to help writers along the way, doing the “easy” work of simple, factual article creation. They also act in supporting roles to aid in things like search engine optimization (SEO) and backlink building.
For example, there are bot programs available for purchase that do things like comment on your posts, inserting appropriate backlinks and links to your websites. In this way, bots can help bloggers out a lot.
The Growing Prevalence of Bots in Our World
As the demand for internet content increases steadily, AI content bots become more crucial. That’s because of the sheer demand for information and constant updates. To stay on top of the search engine results page and remain SEO-focused, bloggers and webmasters need to produce new content consistently — and not all of it needs to be empathetic, prose-like or high quality.
The consistent monitoring of appropriate sources and the subsequent output of content is accomplished much more easily by a single bot than by a team of humans.
Furthermore, bots are not unique to online content writing and blogging. They are also developed for the purposes of journalism, online marketing, and even online casinos as well.
However, humans are still intrinsic to all these industries. The bots’ software may play an excellent game of poker, but so do you.
Plus, playing against a bot is simpler than you think. To get started, you’ll need to read up on how to play live poker against bots effectively. That includes how to identify a bot and different strategies for engaging it, all of which require critical thinking skills. And while you’re likely to beat it because of your ability to think outside the algorithm, even if you don’t, you’ll improve your game consistently.
Such holds true not only for online poker but in writing as well. Writers must use critical thinking skills when coming up with innovative and SEO-friendly posts. The body of the article, the headings, the subheadings — they all require optimization. Sometimes, it’s easier to use a bot than to try to come up with everything yourself, but bots can’t do everything that you can as a writer. They don’t have critical thinking skills, and their creativity is quite limited.
However, bots are rarely perfect. Much of their content needs arranging before publishing. But even the act of scanning the bot’s content and identifying its flaws can improve your writing, especially when you use that in conjunction with an SEO tool.
Not only that, but it instills a sense of self-confidence back into your work because bots cannot write as you do. They are machines. In that way, writing bots are like online poker bots: something that you can use for self-improvement and hone your skills.
Why Content Bots Will Never Replace Writers
A little bit of friendly competition against bots can help you on the road to self-improvement, both in writing and in poker, but bots are nothing to be afraid of when it comes to your livelihood. According to the BBC, it’s highly unlikely that bots will ever replace writers completely. That’s because writing itself, especially copywriting and blogging, requires a high level of social intelligence to reach and connect with broad audiences.
Bots may string sentences together (which they do quite well), but they cannot empathize with an audience. And to hook an audience and keep them interested with a blog, that blog must relay empathy. It must identify with the target audience, addressing pain points and connecting on a personal level. As of now, bots can’t do that.
They also cannot come up with original and captivating ideas. Since bots get their “ideas” from scanning and processing information and articles that already published, there is nothing original about their work, except for their specific wording. And the same old information, without any specific twist or editorial take, isn’t going to hold an audience in the same way as a fresh piece of content.
There is also the issue of complexity. Poker bots do well with the technical aspects of the game, but they can fail easily at the creative parts. The same goes for content-creation bots. While they can write plagiarism-free copy and blog posts, there are still issues with some things. Voice, tone, wording, witticisms, and flow are all things AI content bots may struggle with accomplishing effectively. These are also all the things human writers excel at doing.
However, human writers also have their downfall: research, fact-checking, deadlines and volume are all things with which we struggle. Bots don’t have a problem with these things (if they are programmed correctly and drawing their facts from the right sources, that is).
So, what does that mean for the future? It could entail working with bots rather than against them. Utilizing their better properties to aid us in the minutiae of our writing while still drawing from our unique creative wellspring of ideas would be the ideal. In other words, bots will never replace us, but they could help us out a lot.
Host blogger’s comments:
We have a great many thanks to offer this holiday season.
I know I’m thankful for the existence of writing robots and other examples of artificial intelligence like Alexa. They make our busy lives a little less busy.
Readers, please share so bloggers discover Articoolo and other writing robots so their lives can be a little less busy too.
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