The Best Way to Test AI Writing Assistants

Choose the one that fits your goals best.

AI writing assistants are computer programs designed to help writers by generating content quickly and accurately.

They are able to use natural language processing, text analytics, and machine learning to create original, high-quality content.

Considering the many ways in which artificial intelligence can help an individual boost their productivity and quality of work, it would be a complete waste of tech resources not to incorporate these programs into one’s writing process.

Here are several of the many advantages of using AI writing assistants.

They can:

  • Generate new content ideas
  • Generate keywords and assist with Search Engine Optimization
  • Check grammar and spelling
  • Suggest punctuation and sentence structure
  • Format the text
  • Fact-check, research, and proofread
  • Help you choose the proper tone for your message
  • Write entire articles —  but I do not recommend using AI-generated texts as final output and claiming it as your own work. They are a good starting point though and a great way to avoid writer’s block and procrastination.

But how do you choose the best-for-you AI assistant out there? How do you know that the information generated by it is reliable and not complete nonsense? By the way, many of them are trained to make up text on topics they do not have proper information on.

We cannot blindly rely on AI — that’s a reasonable attitude toward it — but even for those bits of work that we want it to help us with, how can we tell if the output is of any value?

Here is the best version of testing an AI’s ability to provide relevant information on a certain topic, as per my own trial and error processes.

Ask it to write about topics that you know very well and see how they perform.

I, for example, have been conducting assertive communication and critical thinking training for more than 10 years. These are topics that I am comfortable with.

So, I asked the AI chatbots that I was testing to write about general principles linked to assertiveness and related techniques.

That is how I determined their ability to extract the core data about these subjects. 

In another test, I asked both ChatGPT and Chatsonic to retrieve information about me. 

That’s how I found out that ChatGPT could not even provide the information that is a Google search away and accessible to anyone interested in finding out who I am or what I do.

Chatsonic on the other hand wrote a presentation that was accurate and way more flattering and complex than the one I wrote for my websites or social media accounts.

One more reason for me to choose Chatsonic over ChatGPT.

That’s it, that’s my little secret.

If you want to know how reliable an AI writing assistant is regarding topics related to your niche, ask them to generate information that you already know very well.

And don’t forget to not rely fully on these programs. Check the AI fact-checker yourself, especially when your authority in a field is at stake.

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