Copy.ai and How to Teach a Bot to Be a Hater

Have I  mentioned that I am doing a research project along with my students for my advanced composition class.  They have their own projects while I have mine:  will AI replace composition instructors in the near term?

The answer I see over and over is that it won’t replace them, it will augment them.  If you see that answer often enough, you begin to think it might just a collective “WRONG”!””!”. I certainly do.

I decided to let the online program copy.ai (7 day trial)  create a Valentine’s card with these keywords and audience:  as a writing instructor in the time of AI and pandemic writing to an enemy (perhaps this WritingBot).

Here is one of the texts it generated:

I didn’t plan to send you this but the screen popped up and I was writing copy with no idea of what I was saying, so here it is–

YOU ARE THE WORST HUMAN BEING TO EVER EXIST ON THIS PLANET. I HOPE YOU STEP ON A LEGO. You’re public enemy

Here is the Valentine’s day card it generated just for me to share with you.

 

Here is the Anti-Valentine’s Day comic/card I created with WittyComics where I used the text above for one side of the conversation while adding my own text in response.

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    Friggin’ machines …
    I sent this via Twitter but maybe this could be of interest.
    https://thecurrent.educatorinnovator.org/resource/machine-reading-of-student-writing
    It’s from 2010, and Anne and Charlie had been working on this issue for years even before that … warning against the push towards automated assessment of writing. They were both colleagues of mine in WMWP (and co-editors of our book on writing).
    Keep sharing. I’m enjoying following you on your ride.
    Kevin

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