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AI - Experiencing Explosive Growth

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AI isn't anything new, but its recent explosive growth is astounding, especially since the release of OpenAI's ChatGPT.

ChatGPT experienced massive sign-ups within the first five days after opening it up to the public at large, making logging into ChatGPT a miserable fail. I tried for days on end to log in. I pretty much gave up. Thank goodness I had alternatives such as Jasper and QuickWrite at the time.

Our AI Writing Tools page features today's top AI aids - and we're not talking Artificial Insemination here. Nope.

Artificial Intelligence is moving at the speed of light and brings with it tremendous excitement and trepidation. Sadly, many people are fearful of AI; they think they'll soon be out of a job. But, as with all new technology, it's how you use it that matters.

We suggest reading the SEO Related page as it all ties in - AI-wise.

Psst. Want to know a secret? Solo-Build-It! (my preferred website host and builder), is adding their own AI-tool called "Tai" to their already legendary platform. Their addition of Tai is a tremendous boon for bloggers and Tai will be available for WordPress users (any other website platform) too as a standalone option!

Read my Solo-Build-It Review.

Plagiarism and Paraphrasing...

The AI Writing Tools page covers AI apps, plagiarism checkers, AI detectors, and paraphrasing tools, too.

When using AI to assist you, be mindful that you must make sure the content your AI tool brings back isn't going to get you into trouble plagiarism-wise. After all, ChatGPT etc. brought back that content "from somewhere." It didn't make it up.

Simple paraphrasing won't pass the AI-detection test. You must add your personality and style to that AI-generated content. You've also got to fact-check the content because what you currently get back is not up-to-date.

Stop Pumping Out Pap...

If AI is used for pumping out pure pap which means "worthless or trivial reading matter or entertainment" - it's Ken Evoy's fave word - he's the founder of SBI who hosts this website - see more here - then sure, there's gonna be a mountain of AI-generated "pap" out there, and Google knows it.

Google is also working on their own AI-generating app called Google Bard. Yes, AI is fantastic when used as a "writing aid"... but if your sole intent is to create tons and tons of pages for your site (to host those annoying ads on them) then stop it.  'Nuff said about that.

When using AI-generated content, you must add "you." If you fail to do that, you'll pay for it a quarter mile down the road.

Say what?

If you fail to do a personal rewrite, your content will stall and will not rank (for long). Articles will be checked for AI-content.

When you've re-written the AI-generated output in your style, it's then time to run it through an AI-checker. You're going for a (pretty) clean sheet. I aim for at least 97% original, 3% AI and is my AI-checker of choice.

Will Google Shun AI Content?

I have to wonder if Google will shun pages of ChatGPT's AI-produced content knowing it comes from the likes of it its competitor, albeit with ChatGPT's so-called "invisible watermark"...

Will the AI-generated pages rank lower? (Highly-likely yes).

Sure, ChatGPT is fun to use - especially for fiction. But for serious fact-based, educational content? Not so much. So what's the problem?

When using ChatGPT et al, you must verify the "facts" it brings back because these apps tend to "hallucinate/confab" stuff. To fill in the blanks.

You'll learn all about how to deal with that with "Tai."

"Tai" to the Rescue: AI Prompting Help Is Here

I've been using a variety of AI apps for over a year now and after the initial fun wears off, you realize there's a problem.

The problem lies in NOT KNOWING what exactly to ask in a prompt. Your AI assistant needs proper direction. It's so frustrating. There's nothing worse than a flimsy prompt that brings back lackluster content. I was certainly falling short in that department.

I now have major help with "Tai" - the AI app extraordinaire - and I'm fortunate to be a Tai Beta tester.

Do read "How to Write a Prompt for AI" - I'm sorry it's a long read, but if you want to know how to write a proper prompt, read it!

Self Publishing eBooks and Paperbacks

ePubTechReviews provides insight into industry leading software that helps you self-publish professional eBooks, paperbacks, and hardcover books.

From Amazon KDP to Draft2Digital, and MS Word to Scrivener - and hundreds more in between - I've tried them all.

Read my honest book creation software reviews.

Audio Book Publishing How-To

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Audio books gained strength because users can listen on-the-go without having to be tethered to a desktop computer. Here you'll learn the ins and outs of what makes a good home recording studio without breaking the bank.

Plus, see which Podcast Hosts rank best here.

Video Creation and Uploading

Since Google acquired YouTube, it's the de facto platform to get your video viewed by thousands, if not millions! To that end, ePubTechReviews covers some of the best video-creating software on the market today.

Check out ePubTechReviews YouTube channel for video demos on how the site you're on right now is being built.

I'll also cover why people use sites like Wistia and Vimeo to host their videos instead of YouTube.

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Susan Gast created to provide insight and inspiration (and product reviews!) to indie publishers and video creators. Having been in this industry since 1980 in one form or another, Susan has a lot of wisdom to impart from her own trials and tribulations over the decades.

She is featured on Mother Earth News blog, and on Solo Build It (SBI) who host this site. Read her first SBI interview, and her second SBI interview. Susan runs an additional SBI website: Easy Food Dehydrating. Susan also runs her namesake site on Solo Build It that showcases the books she has written since 2010.

Want to send Susan a quick message? Visit her contact page here. She'd love to hear from you!

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