Multi-Published Author Uses AI to Create PR Copy, Illustrations for Picture Books, Creativity Course and Book
After experimenting with various AI – artificial intelligence – platforms, the author of more than 200 books and 18 feature films and documentaries, Gini Graham Scott, PhD, has experimented with several AI platforms. She used them to write an article and press copy, narrate videos, provide illustrations for four children’s picture books, and create copy, voiceover and video for a course she turned into book. Programs used included WriterArc, MidJourney, CourseReel and Speechelo. The results are shown in an 8-minute video at https://youtu.be/9v_o9DB9n2w
Today, these AI programs are used by millions of artists and writers, as well as millions of businesses that use AI instead of hiring artists and writers to do the work at home. their place. By doing so, they can often get the finished product much faster and much cheaper than if they hired a real human to do the job. This is because they only need a few keywords, a short phrase with keywords, and sometimes a single word. Then a program can generate copies or illustrations on that topic, and with a few more steps in minutes an AI program can create a narration, video, or lesson with that text, images, and video clips. In fact, some AI-created artworks have even been turned into high-priced NFTs, musical pieces, and virtual musicians.
Since creating a dozen AI-generated works of her own, Scott has raised a series of questions about how AI affects professional writers and artists today. Can writers and artists use this new AI technology to create different types of works themselves? Or will AI replace many writers and artists, and if so, what will happen to those who are replaced? And if this turns into a crisis for unemployed writers and artists, what can we do as a society? Scott seeks to start a national dialogue on this topic.
The ability of AI to create high-quality writing and art that resembles what real humans can do is demonstrated in the following examples of AI-created writing and art created by Scott.
For example, in an article about the success of AI using AI to write it, the WriterArc AI program wrote the following excerpts:
“The success of AI depends on a number of factors. One factor is the quality of the AI. If the AI is not up to scratch, it cannot replace humans. Another factor is the number of jobs that will be lost due to AI replacing humans in certain areas.
“The success of AI depends on its quality, its accuracy and its ability to replace human labor in certain areas. If it can’t do that, we can’t consider it a success…
The success of AI has been a controversial topic since the term was coined in 1955; many believe it will replace human jobs while others believe it will create new ones. Some people even think that AI will surpass humans in every possible way and take over the world completely.”
To illustrate the use of AI to create illustrations, here are three covers of Scott’s recently published books with AI illustrations using Midjourney – I wish I could be: A Dog’s Tale, Whoosh!, and What’s beyond the beach? And more recently, Scott published a fourth AI-illustrated book: Zoo.
For his Creativity course, Scott generated the copy of 18 modules, then created a video for each with images, text and voiceover. Here is a sample text for one of the modules on “The Benefits of Out-of-the-Box Thinking”, created using CourseReel.
In a rapidly changing and increasingly competitive world, organizations are under pressure to be more innovative and agile. To meet these challenges, organizations are looking for employees who can think outside the box.
Thinking outside the box is a term used to describe thinking that breaks with conventional and traditional ways of thinking. It’s about thinking creatively and looking at problems and challenges from a different perspective. Organizations need employees who can think outside the box because they are more likely to come up with new and innovative solutions to problems. They are also more likely to be able to see opportunities that others may not see. Employees who can think outside the box are a valuable asset to any organization. They can help create a competitive advantage and make the organization more successful.
Then for his AI-created book, How to be more creative, now on Amazon, Scott has collected around 250 images of the course photos and video clips along with the course content.
So what do you think? Does AI give writers and artists another creative tool? Or will it replace many writers and artists and put them out of work? What do you think? You can join a national dialogue on the subject on a Facebook group that Scott created. Additionally, Scott will create AI-powered press releases for his clients and his own public relations for their publicist, Jana Collins of Jones & O’Malley, to use. So, to answer the big question, “How will AI affect writers and artists?” media contacts will not know if what is written is the work of a real person or an AI robot. Which will be the most effective? Will a version of a real person or a bot be more effective? Only time will tell, and perhaps the study will also be conducted by a bot. Or not!
For more information and to arrange interviews:
Jones and O’Malley
Changemakers Publishing and Writing
San Ramon, California