7 Responsible Ways to Use AI as a Content Writer or Editor

Despite all the buzz around AI writing tools and chatbots, content writers cannot completely rely on them. It is irresponsible to do so. AI scours the web for information—it doesn’t double-check facts or filter out stolen content. Publishing AI-generated pieces only hurts your reputation.

Along with this, AI can still help you churn out content. We’ll discuss seven responsible, ethical ways to use AI technologies as a content writer or editor.

1. Plagiarism Detection

Although free plagiarism checkers are widely accessible, they do not always produce accurate results. Traditional platforms have limited scope. They cannot detect discrete forms of plagiarism, such as copy-pasting translated text, copying article structures, and publishing AI-generated pieces.

Meanwhile, advanced checkers with self-learning AI technologies provide more in-depth analysis. Some even claim special features. You can find a variety of checkers to suit your needs, whether you regularly write online content or edit academic papers.

For example, with the sophistication of AI chatbots like ChatGPT, many are concerned that they can no longer detect AI pieces. Incidentally, you can use AI to detect AI. Developers have recently been developing plagiarism checkers to flag AI content.

One promising option is GPTZero. It’s a bit slow, but you’ll see in the picture below that it successfully detected a passage that I copied from ChatGPT.

2. Generating Content Ideas

Don’t feel bad if you struggle with writer’s block. Even the most well-read, disciplined writers sometimes find themselves staring at a blank canvas. It gets tiring to churn out interesting articles on a regular basis.

While you can’t force creativity, you can stimulate it. Use AI techniques to pull engaging, top-ranking topics within your preferred niche or industry. Most tools generate dozens of views within seconds.

Let’s take the OpenAI playground as an example. In the picture above, you’ll see that it pulled in 10 relevant, timely blog topics – all of which show potential. Modify the prompt based on your needs. Playground scrapes from billions of web pages, so it can churn out endless ideas in almost any place.

3. Researching various topics

Research is a time consuming process. Google indexes hundreds of billions of pages containing every imaginable topic. Searching for a single keyword like “AI” already yields over nine trillion relevant results. Nowadays you can research anything online.

Although Google’s massive database makes global resources accessible, it also causes information overload. You might not even know where to start your research. Going through multiple SERPs is too time consuming, and relying on featured snippets gives you minimal information.

Use AI chatbots to simplify the process. They crawl millions of web pages to provide concise, aggregated answers to search queries. For example, you’ll get 32.3 million results if you Google “Are AI-generated pieces stolen?”.

Meanwhile, if you ask ChatGPT the same question, it will give you a short 100-word description—which you can see in the photo above. Granted, AI doesn’t provide enough information. But it gives you a solid starting point and gets the ideas flowing as you dive deeper into the different sources.

4. SEO-Driven Profiling

Blog framework serves several functions. Not only do they guide readers, but they also help Google assess the relevance of your articles to different keywords and niches. Poorly built structures hurt SERP visibility. Use AI tools like Surferseo and Phrase to make sure your article structure passes readability and SEO guidelines.

They provide a detailed profile based on the top ranked sites. If Google sees that your article provides better overall value, you may be able to outperform your competitors in specific keywords. However, don’t blindly copy AI-generated constructs. To maintain originality, adjust the headers to suit your brand voice and rearrange them for consistency.

5. Analyzing SEO Insights

Through competitor research, you can reduce the trial and error involved in increasing SERP visibility. Find out which methods work and which don’t. Otherwise, you will end up wasting time and money incorporating various SEO strategies into your web pages.

Use SEO tools for accurate information. Platforms like SEMRush and CanIRank aggregate data from multiple sites within input niches and plot them on easy-to-read charts. Even beginners can understand them quickly.

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